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Air Mobility Command Museum

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Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE 19902
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+1 302-677-5938
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of...

Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of military aviation through exhibits and a sizeable collection of planes that have been used throughout history.

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Dover AFB museum

Very cool place to take the kids. They're always updating and adding additional activities. The guides are very informative and answer any questions you may have. Going on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Camden, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to take the kids. They're always updating and adding additional activities. The guides are very informative and answer any questions you may have. Going on the old planes is my favorite!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A true bargain, with free admission, the museum has a phenomenal collection of aircraft, from the simplest, smallest, single seater to the monstrous C-5A Galaxy. Many can be boarded, so you can see them from inside and out. Ever flown a fighter? Now you can try the next best thing with their free simulators. Call ahead to check hours of... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The museum was under some construction but the guides (volunteers) went above and beyond the call of duty to show us around to what they could. Many interesting items and so much history to digest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The volunteers here are all so nice and very knowledgeable. They were able to answer all of the questions we had. Can't wait to go back.

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We are so impressed with this place that we take guests to see it all the time. There are two parts: the hanger with small planes and helicopters in historical displays, then outside on the field with big planes. Wear walking shoes. The hanger is air-conditioned. Many volunteers are ex-military who have flown in the planes on display. They are... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

As we were visiting our son at the base. he took us on the tour. It was such a history lesson of our military flyers. Pilots and planes. We even got to tour a Presidential plane. I recommend you see this site.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We are new to Delaware so we did not go with super high expectations. First, the man in the gift shop (Art) knows more about these planes than I ever forgot. His enthusiasm is contagious. And then right after we got into the hangar we made a connection with a volunteer named Chet--wow! He completely transformed our visit. What could... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

There are two phases, the inside museum with dioramas showing the role of air support for the various wars since the invention of planes and choppers, and the outside stands of various air freighters. The C-5 is HUMONGOUS! Being adjacent to Dover AFB, you also see C-5's and 130's in the air being flown as training, taking off, approaching, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to many Air Force bases in my life and this is the largest collection of planes, jets and bombers I've seen on a base. There are men and women there to answer questions and even guide you through a tour. Every third Saturday of the month you can go inside the planes outside. I strongly recommend school, home... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Visited the museum many years ago and decided to revisit becuase you can go on a C5. Learned alot about mid air refueling and saw lots of interesting exhibits on the inside. Lots of interesting air craft on the outside. Hi point for me was walking the cargo hold of the C5.

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