What is the Air Mobility Command Museum?The Air Mobility Command Museum houses a growing collection of vintage planes and artifacts that reflect the evolution, history and varied missions of military airlift and tanker aircraft. Special emphasis is placed on the history of Dover AFB since its beginnings in 1941.
Housed in a restored World War II hangar that was once the home of the Army Air Force Rocket Test Center, the museum is a registered National Historic Site. There is a large outside airpark, a commemorative garden and an excellent spot to watch airfield operations.
Our collection started in 1986 with a single C-47A that was rejected beyond saving by other museums. Today it stands immaculately restored among two dozen other planes and helicopters, all available for close inspection.
Dover's first strategic airlifter is represented by the single remaining C-54M, which was specially modified during the Berlin Airlift for hauling coal. One of the most charismatic planes in the collection is undoubtedly the B-17 Flying Fortress that recently completed a long-term refurbishment. It sits beside a P-51 Mustang that looks mission ready. Our Trainer collection ranges from an open cockpit PT-17 biplane to a jet propelled T-33 Shooting Star, and don’t miss our supersonic fighters including an F-106 Delta Dart.
We have the very first C-141A Starlifter ever built; one of only four still in existence and the last C-141B stationed at Dover. Although these swept-wing four engine jets are the largest planes in our permanent collection, we have other rare transports like a C-123 Provider and a C-7 Caribou.
More aircraft and displays are being added regularly. We’re open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed on Sunday and Monday and Federal Holidays. For museum information, call (302) 677-5938 or visit the website.