|Address:||1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902, USA|
|Working:||Closed 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM 9AM–4PM|
We live less than an hour away but had never been to the Air Mobility Command Museum before. Last weekend we took relatives visiting from PA and VA for open cockpit day - 3rd Saturday of the month, weather-permitting. We had two four-year-olds and an eight-year-old in our group, and they loved it. We lucked out with incredibly cool weather for August, so there was no worry that the planes would be closed due to excessive heat. The docents were informative, told interesting little stories, and were very kind to the children. Most of them had actually flown in the models they were hosting. The museum was interesting for adults, and kid-friendly, too. One of the outdoor planes had a fire truck inside...How cool is that combo? I didnt get to go up in the tower because I stayed down with some members of our party, but those who did go up found the presentation to be very interesting. Cant wait to go back when the huge C-5 is ready for display later this year. It would also be cool to go on a weekday when there might be some take-off and landing activity on base. It was little bit tricky to get to from DE Route 10, even with GPS.. will probably go a different way next time..
The trip to the museum was absolutely the WORSE EXPERIENCE ever!!! My fiance and I are true blooded born Americans and decided to visit the museum to learn some about our history. The guides spoke to us as we walked in we were not offered any help throughout the tour we gave ourselves. Decided to leave because half of the exhibit you can not see without a guide again we passed several that never offered to help us. As we are leaving 6 state troopers pull into the parking lot surrounded our vehicle, place my fiance in hand cuffs search our questioning us if there is c4 in the vehicle. According to the state troopers the air force base said we look suspicious...... REALLY and after the wild goose they we are there was nothing in the car and both us were let free after they held us up over an hour searching the vehicle if you have an out of state tag unless this is what you want to go through do NOT VISIT!!!
This place is fantastic. What made it special for my family was the tour guide we had, which I believe his name was Don, aka Ralph. We were from out of town (Chicago), and visiting my sister in law that lived in Dover. My wife and I are both Marine Corps Veterans and thought it would be neat to take our kids to this museum. It was a great display of planes, and Dons knowledge was amazing. Our family, including my sister in law, was 9 large, so he had his hands full with us. The gift shop was great as well. I think my kids bled my dry and dropped some money in there. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Very beautiful, well maintained and clean museum. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. The gift shop is well stocked with a variety of items for all ages. The one thing I suggest to the museum would be to reorganize the displays specific to the ATC and place those displays closer to the entrance, giving the new comer (less knowledgeable visitors) a better understanding of the history ranging from ATC to the current AMC. Overall five stars. Ill be back!
Очень интересное место. Представлено множество военных самолетов. Рядом находится действующая авиационная военная база ВВС США. Очень атмосферное место. Во многие самолеты можно зайти и посмотреть их салоны.
Its free, the volunteers are knowledgeable and ready to trade stories with your dad or grandpa! Good outdoor exhibits, a few particular days a month they ope more planes for going into. But, the indoor museum is excellent, located in a hanger. The only drawback is that it is a drive to get here, meaning its a special trip.Also, no cafe! Ive been here twice, if Im in the area again, I wouldnt mind going back again.
It was a pleasure to visit the Museum this past summer. Though I had been to Dover AFB while on TDY and passed through returning from overseas, there was never an opportunity to visit. The chance to go inside a KC-97 as well as inside more recent aircraft that I had flown on were experiences that will stay with me for some time. The effort and travel out to Dover and the Museum was well worth the trip.
Its my last home base. A place that I reluctantly left to pursue new challenges. I go back to be with the planes i miss and I worked on and it was every model that flew out of dover. The 124 the 133 the transients that flew in . The museum is outstanding a place for me to remember the care the pride and the work I loved doing. The cockpits were my home. The instruments were my job.
We had a wonderful and informative visit today at the 30th Anniversary Festival of Flight. It was a great experience for our two grandchildren, ages 3 and 8. Everything was very well organized and the guides were very cordial and helpful. Thank you for the Bouncy Houses for the children and "Hats Off" to the food vendors on site. Were looking forward to another visit.
Being 30+ years military life, this museum was a good museum for military aircraft lovers both Veteran and civilian alike. However, having traveled the world and seen many other military museums, the Air Mobility Command Museum is not one of my favorites. I would highly recommend visiting, but there have been cleaner, more engaging museums throughout the world.
This was a fun place to visit, and to learn about the various aircraft that were utilized. Ill be back again with the kids, Im sure they will enjoy the fact that you can go into some of the planes to see what it was like from the pilots seat to the back of the plane. If you are a runner, the annual Heritage Half Marathon starts and ends at the museum.
What a hidden gem. Great dosents. Great displays. Wonderful. I go to all of these things, all around the world.. this was wonderful. GPS couldnt figure out how to get there. Base roads got all "9/11" and the Internets didnt have it figured yet. Tried to get me through base.. doesnt connect anymore. Follow the signs on the highway..
This museum may not be long on inside exhibits but the outside ones are pretty awesome. Just pull up the site on Google Maps and check the satellite view and youll see what I mean: the static displays are really nice! Inside displays are nicely put together but they dont tie together very well; still, very impressive C-47 and B-17!
Captures the interest and heart of all age groups interested in WWIII, airplane history and models. Whether you walk around or climb into the planes, an experience worth every second. Information packed guided walks or not, your choice. Displays and airplane simulator...AND ALL FREE - with all voluntary donations welcomed.
Awesome! If you can, get one of the guys to give you a tour just make sure to give a good donation. We were able to get in and look around a number of planes, and the tour guide was able to give us stories about how most of the craft came to be at the museum and what they had done prior to their retirement on the tarmac.