Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission (Cost)

Admission and parking are free at the museum.

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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.

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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.

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When are the outside aircraft open for tours?

The C-141B Starlifter and C-130 Hercules are open for self-guided tours if weather permits. The C-141B is also wheelchair accessible. On every third Saturday of the month, between April and October, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available. For safety reasons, the aircraft are closed if their inside temperature exceeds 100°F, so plan to come early on hot days.

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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 there a gift shop?

Yes, the museum store is a great place to buy aviation-related gifts and souvenirs when visiting the museum.

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I have some stuff that belonged to my grandfather. Can I donate it?

The AMC Museum accepts donations of artifacts.

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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, however, food or drinks are not allowed in the hangar.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

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

Can I smoke at the museum?

Smoking is only allowed outside in the designated smoking section near the receptacles. Smoking is NOT permitted on the outside display ramp.

Is my pet allowed at the museum?

No, pets are not allowed at the museum. Service dogs specially trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.

Why only service dogs and not service animals?

Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA?

No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Additional reading:

ADA, Service Animals
ADA, Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals

Research Policy

The Air Mobility Command Museum can answer brief questions concerning the history of the Air Mobility Command, Dover Air Force Base and airlift and refueling in general. However, we cannot conduct in-depth research nor can we support same-day requests. All requests for historical information and/or photos must be sent via email. No phone-in or mail-in requests will be accepted. Please allow a minimum of 30 days for historical inquiries and photographic requests.

Research requests must have specific goals and be narrow in scope. We cannot support generic information requests. For example, we cannot support such requests as, "I want to know what you have on the C-130 aircraft." Each request is approved based on its own research merit. Please include the following information with your email:

  • Complete name
  • Complete and detailed information request and/or questions (be specific)
  • Purpose for the Inquiry

Library (Operating Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00–12:00)

The AMC Museum operates a small library, which can be accessed by the public for historical research during the library's operating hours. The library also contains most of the museum's written archival holdings. Library material cannot be signed out and must remain in the library.

AMC Museum Foundation, Inc.

What is the AMC Museum Foundation, Inc.?

The AMC Museum Foundation, Inc. is an IRS-approved, non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization. The foundation provides capital support to the Air Mobility Command Museum for facility improvement, expansion, and projects for which U.S. Air Force funding is not available.

Learn more about the AMC Museum Foundation, Inc.

How do I become a member?

You can start by visiting the membership page at our online store. There, you can purchase your membership online or use the "Print & Mail" button to download a printable PDF file to fill and submit.

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Website Related

Are all of the museum's aircraft and exhibits featured on your website?

All of the museums aircraft are displayed on the website. Unfortunately, not all of our exhibits are featured at this time. Check back frequently to see the latest info on new exhibits and aircraft restorations.

Can I link to this website?

Yes, as long as the page doesn't load inside of a frame.

I have some great photos of your museum. Can I send them to you?

Absolutely! Images are always welcomed to build our online gallery. We do, however, retain the right to determine which images are appropriate for display. To submit your images please email our webmaster at hal@amcmuseum.org

I think I found an error on the website. Who do I tell?

You can reach the webmaster at hal@amcmuseum.org. Please describe the page where the error was found.

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