About March Field Air Museum
Explore humanity’s reach for the skies, and the pivotal role played by Riverside’s historic March Field in the development of flight. See pioneering aircraft, World War II icons and Cold War fighters, an MQ-1 Predator and more! Every day, docents are available to provide information and answer your questions. Flight line tours aboard an electric tram are available for an additional charge. Find something for everyone at the March Field Air Museum, including:
- Nearly 80 full-sized aircraft from small WWI biplanes to a B-52 Stratofortress bomber
- A March Field timeline exhibit telling the 100-year history of today’s March Air Reserve Base
- The“Strategic Reconnaissance” exhibit, centered around the SR-71 – the world’s fastest air-breathing, manned aircraft!
- A replicated Vietnam War-era firebase complete with appropriate helicopters
- Thousands of additional artifacts and artworks including flight helmets and A-2 leather jackets
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What Is There To Do
You better keep an eye out overhead at the in Riverside, because there are take offs and landings all day, you won’t want to miss that unique experience of seeing an aircraft up close…whilst in the air!
For all of those aviation loving families, the March Field Air Museum is for you. It is home to over 70 historic aircraft which are always popular with the kids, and the displays inside all relate to the history of March Field
The exhibits at the museum are home to thousands of artifacts which are on display for you to explore! The history of aviation is covered at the museum – from the end of WWI all the way to present day. That’s a lot of history to cover to we hope you’re ready!
In the hangar you can come face to face with some pretty rare and unusual aircraft too, including a P-59 fighter. Do you know what is so special about this aircraft? It was actually the first operational jet that was adopted by the US Air Force over half a century ago! Pretty impressive!
It’s just facts like those that you will be able to learn all about when you visit!
The March Field Air Museum also holds a theater where you can watch films all about the history of March Field, as well as US Military Aviation.
During your time at the museum, you can enjoy a Flightline Tram Tour throughout the day, or Restoration Hangar tours on Saturdays at 1:30pm
Ghost and planes…what a very cool family day out in Riverside!
Group visits are welcome! Just give them a call to schedule your visit!
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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!
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After more than ten years, non-military visitors can now visit the McChord Air Museum, Starting April 1, 2016 a standard Washington State Driver License or ID Cardcan no longer be used to get a visitors pass for access to McChord Field. For more information please visit the “Visitation Information” under the “Your Visit” tab at the top of the page for current JBLM and McChord Air Museum access requirements.
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From Airacomet To Blackbird
Upon entering the museums main hangar, you are greeted by a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance plane. It is accompanied by the Bell P-59 Airacomet, the first American jet fighter to be put into service. Airacomets were never used in combat as their performance as a fighter was inferior to the piston-engine North American P-51 Mustang, but they paved the way for a future of other turbojet-powered aircraft.
Bell P-59A Airacomet
Hall Of Honor Plus The West Property And The Pavilion
Inside the exhibit hall or main building, we have a special room called the Hall of Honor. This room contains special plaques that our friends have placed there in memory of their loved ones and friends. This room makes an excellent place to host meetings, conduct classes, and facilitate your group following a tour.
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Read What Visitors Are Saying
The people have spoken: The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum has been voted one of the top things to do in Mesa! See what people are saying about their unforgettable experience.
We have been to many aviation museums and this one has a lot to offer. It is a self-guided tour with docents to aid and discuss the different planes. It is well laid out with videos and displays and pictures to support the planes and history. There are a few planes on the tarmac, a main hanger and maintenance hanger to visit. Allow a couple of hours minimum. Well worth the visit.
If you love history and airplanes, a must seeI’ve been here several times, every time there’s something new. Wonderful displays interpreting WWII and Vietnam especially. Docents are knowledgeable and fun to visit with. Nice gift shop. If you love airplanes, you’ll love this place.
Great spot for WW II history and artifacts, but the real treat is being able to go inside the vintage aircraft, B17, B25 and C47 on open house days. Need to watch the sites calendar for special days when the warbirds fly!
Diana L W