Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford: Hours, Address, Stafford Air & Space Museum Reviews: 5/5

Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • Science Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Stafford Air & Space Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated institution. We are named in honor of Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, veteran astronaut of the Project Gemini & Apollo space programs and a Weatherford, OK native. Filled with artifacts from the earliest days of mankind’s first flights, to the manned spaceflight programs of the “Space Race” era between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, to the future of aerospace, the Museum has something for everyone! The museum houses 63,000 square feet of exhibits and showcases thousands of artifacts, including a General Dynamics F-16 “Fighting Falcon,” the actual Fixed-Base Simulator used to train all 135 Shuttle Program crews, a ten-story Titan II rocket, a moon rock returned to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17 and General Stafford’s actual, flown Gemini VI spacecraft. You’ll be amazed at the history you can find under one roof. Open 7 days a week/360 days a year. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.
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D. Balint
41 contributions
Who would think that a 'space museum' in the center of the USA would be so comprehensive and unique. General Stafford really used his influence and his personal collection to provide a worthwhile experience for anyone visiting this museum. Displays are clear, concise, begin at the beginning with a Wright Brothers glider and progress to the Saturn rockets.
There is an actual capsule that made it to space!!! You can stand two feet from it!
Written July 28, 2022
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Thank you for the awesome review! Please come again anytime you're in the area!
Written July 28, 2022
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misty m
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It would be impossible to pick a favorite part. The life of General Stafford was informative, well laid out, interesting with wonderful artifacts. photos, and personal memorabilia. Then you enter the beginning of flight. I was impressed, astounded and excited. It was a walk through the beginning of flight to the modern era of space . Real life displays and interactive videos were engaging, enlightening, and exciting. The museum was well laid out, clean, and the staff was very friendly and informative. I have been to NASA in Houston many times and I enjoyed this museum as much as NASA. I am excited to revisit the museum next year when the new additions and changes will have been completed. It is a must see if you are anywhere close to Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Written July 12, 2022
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Thank you for the awesome review! We have much more coming. We hope your next visit is as great as your first!
Written July 12, 2022
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Honestly Heather
Edmond, OK77 contributions
Family
We spent the fall afternoon at the museum then headed to P Bar Farm Corn Maze. The museum is phenomenal! The exhibits are top notch with the actual space suit worn by Stafford, signed artifacts, and actual Gemini Capsule, just to name a few! The rocket exhibit is well done and very interesting. It is a great 2 hours of family time!
Written October 16, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 stars and the awesome review! We do hope you'll come again soon!
Written October 19, 2021
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BigL49
Edmond, Oklahoma175 contributions
My wife and I take day trips from the Oklahoma City area to explore neighboring communities in Oklahoma. We traveled I-40 to Weatherford and toured the SA&SM. We truly enjoyed the self paced and self guided tour. We are both "Seasoned" citizens and lived through ALL of the space race from frequent sonic booms to the moon landing and beyond. It was most interesting to view many items first hand that have been preserved and displayed. Of particular interest was the joint American and Russian space docking. It was a terrific idea for the astronauts/cosmonauts to autograph the capsules and other artifacts. Overall an excellent afternoon for us. Strongly encourage you to visit. Bring the kids so they learn the history of what the "Right Stuff" is. . . .
Written January 27, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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TravelingBill
Glendale, AZ510 contributions
This museum is really a tribute to Stafford, not an air and space museum. It does have maybe 15-20 planes, many on loan from the National Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton. Also some good info on Gemini and Appolo programs. The whole museum would fit into the lobby of the National Air Force Museum.
Written October 12, 2020
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Michael B
Louisville, KY68 contributions
As a space buff from the time I was a kid, this place is second only to visiting Canaveral in Florida. We only had about 1/2-hour to breeze through before closing. I could have used half-a-day. Excellent exhibits, model work, stories preserved in placards, actual hardware and info about Gen. Stafford himself kept me captivated. If the subject interests you, make sure you allow the TIME to see everything!
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for the great review! We hope you will come again and take in even more of the coming exhibits.
Written June 14, 2021
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spaniec
34 contributions
Solo
From the moment you see the fighter jet speeding into the sky, you know this is going to be great and it is. We spent 2 hours getting to know General Stafford and all of his achievements and good will throughout his life. I was also very moved when I read how his local teachers helped and tutored him to his full potential.
Written April 25, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad to know that his life has impacted you in such a positive way. We continue to expand so come again soon!
Written April 27, 2021
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MZ
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Outstanding! The museum has some of the best rocket engine exhibits I've seen (and I used to work in the industry). The F-1 exhibit is unbeatable and the SSME powerhead was a surprise ... a fantastic surprise. The staff are incredibly welcoming. It was a pleasure to make a donation. Keep up the great work, I hope I can return some day.
Written May 16, 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review and the 5 star rating! We were so glad to have you visit and we do hope you'll come again.
Written May 17, 2021
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Lauri M
Allen, TX193 contributions
Couples
While I am not a big space or aircraft fan, this museum is a great place to stop if you are in the Weatherford area. I would have expected this museum to be located in a much more urban area. Lots of space history, rockets, spacecraft, engines, and aircraft, plus the personal story of Thomas Stafford.
Written October 9, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written November 25, 2020
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Richard A
Greenville, SC2,933 contributions
What a fantastic Museum about the beginning of the flying machine up to, and including, going to the moon and beyond. My wife and I didn't know what to expect, but this was one of the best air and space museums, and we were very happy we stopped here. They have over 40 exhibits and lots of other extras. Tom Stafford is an American hero we can all look up to.
Written October 5, 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review AND the 5 stars! We work hard to make it a great place to be, so this review encourages us to work even harder. We do hope you'll come again soon!
Written October 7, 2021
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Stafford Air & Space Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM