Visiting the Museum

The museum is located on Dover AFB in Dover, the capital of Delaware
Museum History

During WWII, the 4146 Base Unit was involved in secret rocket development at what was then known as Dover Army Airfield. The building complex where these military secret operations took place was Hangar 1301. From the 1950s to the 1970s, various fighter squadrons called the hangar home. In the 1990s after restoration and placement on the National Register of Historic Places, Hangar 1301 was given new life as the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum.

The Air Mobility Command Museum is a part of the National Museum of the United States Air Force's field museum system. Air Mobility Command is a major command of the United States Air Force. Its mission is to deliver maximum war-fighting and humanitarian effects for America through rapid and precise global air mobility.

Admission & Hours
Holiday Hours
December 24: Closing at noon
December 25-26: Closed
December 31: Closing at noon
January 1: Closed

Admission and parking are both free!

We are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

Directions

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Beginning within 3 miles from any direction,
follow the brown AMC Museum signs with the red, white, and blue National Star, pictured at right »
You must use the museum entrance gate on RT 9.
The museum is not accessible from on base.
  • From the North on US 113 / DE 1:
    Drive past Dover Air Force Base and take exit 91. Travel approx. 1/2 mile down RT 9 and turn left into the museum entrance.
  • From the South on US 113 / DE 1:
    Take exit 91, travel approx. 1/2 mile down RT 9 and turn left into the museum entrance.
  • From the North or South on US 13:
    Take DE Route 10 east toward Dover Air Force Base. Just before you reach an overpass take the left exit lane to get on US 113/DE 1 South. Drive past Dover Air Force Base. Take exit 91, travel approx. 1/2 mile down RT 9 and turn left into the museum entrance.
Address

1301 Heritage Rd
Dover AFB, DE 19902

GPS Coordinates

N 39° 06' 52.7"
W 075° 26' 52.5"

Planning Ahead
 

Do I need to go to the main gate at Dover AFB to visit the museum?

No, you don't! Since 2003 the museum has had its own entrance gate on Rt 9. Just use exit 91 on US 113/DE 1. For complete directions, click here.

 

Are guided tours available?

Yes, we have tour guides available daily. For groups of 10 or more please email or call our tour scheduler, (302) 677-5991, and we will assist you in setting up your tour.

 

Will my children enjoy a visit to the AMC Museum?

Absolutely! And because children's safety is important to us, we ask that parents or chaperones keep a close eye on the children in their care. We have free flight simulators for children 10 and up and a junior pilot's plane for a perfect picture opportunity for those 6 and under.

 

Is flash photography allowed?

Yes, flash photography is allowed.

 

Is food available at the museum?

Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available in the museum store.

 

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

Yes, the main floor of the display hangar, museum store, and restrooms are handicapped accessible. The C-141B aircraft outside has a ramp for wheelchair access.

 

Is my pet allowed in the museum?

Leashed pets are allowed in the museum. Owners are responsible for their pets and clean up.

 

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