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2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

The Air Mobility Command Museum has once again been awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, honoring the Travelers’ Choice, Best of the Best, representing the most exceptional, highest-rated properties around the world. These businesses are among the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor. The award singles out not just popular choices, but truly exceptional ones that travelers keep coming back for, and is the highest honor Tripadvisor can bestow. Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers from around the world, this annual award recognizes the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more, across a range of categories. This is proof that we have a world class museum right here in Dover, Delaware.

The award is a testament to our amazing Museum Team. “Special” is over 100 dedicated volunteers that provide thousands of hours restoring history, provide educational tours and outreach, sell a souvenir in our gift store, modernize our research library, schedule military ceremonies, keep the museum in tip-top shape, and perform many other duties for everyone to enjoy the museum.

This would also not be possible without you, our fabulous visitors from across the globe taking the time to review and comment on your experience while visiting the Air Mobility Command Museum.

On behalf of the entire Museum Staff, thank you to all who have helped make this possible, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Museum Statement Regarding Partial Reopening (Phase 2)

On June 18th the museum will reopen to our visitors with a reduced operating schedule. Our outside aircraft ramp will be available for you to see 25 historical military aviation aircraft. The below guidelines apply:

  • Museum Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • No tours will be provided
  • Inside museum will be closed
  • Mobile Museum Store will be available (red trailer)
  • Portable restrooms will be available
  • Social distancing is required
  • Masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained

Attention

Do not enter the museum if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or if you’ve had contact with a person with the virus. Symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; or any two of these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of sense of smell or taste.

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Video & Panoramic Tours

The Air Mobility Command Museum is proud to begin sharing guided video and panoramic tours of our aircraft. Many of you cannot visit the museum in-person, so we hope you enjoy these videos and a glimpse into our military aviation history.

Unfortunately, the museum is still closed to the public, but we are working to safely re-open, and appreciate your patience. Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for changes to our operating schedule.

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C-119B Flying Boxcar Restoration Progress Report

The C-119B Flying Boxcar was assigned to the 314th Troop Carrier Group stationed at Ashia AB, Japan flying direct combat support missions during the Korean War. It is the second oldest C-119 in existence and it is the only surviving aircraft from the operation that air-dropped mobile bridge sections to Marines during the “Chosin Reservoir” rescue mission. The museum restoration team is currently in the process of getting the aircraft prepared for exterior painting and restoring the inside instrument configurations. The C-119 is on schedule to be painted this summer and later in the year the museum will dedicate this historic aircraft and its accomplishments to the Korean War Veterans.

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