Museum Statement Regarding Partial Reopening (Phase 2)

Update: This post has been updated on November 11th, 2020, to show that the aircraft are closed for touring.

The museum continues to operate under Phase 2 restrictions and is following both state and federal guidelines. The museum is currently only opened Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our outside aircraft ramp is 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
  • Aircraft are closed for touring
  • The inside museum is closed
  • A mobile museum store is available (red trailer)
  • Portable restrooms are available
  • Social distancing is required
  • Masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained

Please check the local weather at Dover AFB and dress appropriately. The closest cover from the elements may be an aircraft wing.


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.

Other Information

Enjoy the museum from home and view several video and panoramic tours of our aircraft.

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I grew up at DAFB from 1975 till my dad retired in 1986. Every time I even look at a picture of a C-5 I can hear the sound of the old TF-39 engines in my head .I can not wait till a full reopen so I can bring my nephew there.

My wife and I will be in the area on 4/10/21. Is the museum open to the public? thank you.

Any dates yet for 2021 reopening?

Good Morning,
We’re planning on a trip to Delaware from Long Island in May to Coincide with the Race at Dover on the weekend of the May16th. Any Updates on opening availability of the Museum and Aircraft

I’m fully vaccinated and could visit in early May. Do you think by then aircraft can be boarded and the hanger open to visitors?

Hi – Was there many years ago with our local Boy Scout Troop – it was fantastic. Will be in the area around the end of September and planning on stopping in for my husband to see. Have there been any updates regarding restrictions or are you still in Stage 2?

Is the outside aircraft ramp vulnerable to weather? Such as rain. If it rains is there cover?

Is the museum opened to the public/ civilians?

Hi, can we go inside of the aircraft that are located outside or just look at them from the outside? Thanks!

Is there any potential dates yet for a full reopening?

Will the outside tour of the aircrafts be open in November