Edwards AFB Museum

Museum Hours and Base Tours

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.  for people who already have base access. The museum’s phone number is 661-277-8050. For those who do not have base access there is a General Public Tour offered twice a month. The tours are free, but reservations are required. For more information on the General Public Tours you can visit www.edwards.af.mil. Go to ‘Questions’ at the top of the page then ‘Tours, Events and Visiting’ to see open tour dates. You may also call any of the following numbers: 661-277-3517/4803/8707/3510/3511 Monday through Friday from 8 to 5.

Visitors from countries other than the United States who are traveling with a passport or a visa must make reservations with Public Affairs at least 30-calendar days in advance of the requested tour date.


Admission to the Edwards AFB Museum is FREE, but please read the following information for important details.

Important Notice for Visitors

Access to Edwards AFB is restricted to those individuals with official business on base. This means that the museum is accessible only to base personnel and individuals who have appropriate credentials to enter the installation. Access to Edwards AFB is now restricted to those individuals with official business on base.

Museum Displays Off-Base that are Open to Visitors

We have three locations off-base that are open to visitors year round.

West Gate

The first is just outside the West Gate entrance to Edwards AFB and is accessible any day of the week. Referred to as Century Circle, it features six Air Force aircraft that make up the ‘Century Series’ fighters; the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105 and F-106. There is also a YC-15 transport aircraft on exhibit. No special pass or permission is required to visit this display area and parking and restrooms are provided for your convenience. To visit the Century Circle display, take exit 55 (Edwards AFB) off Highway 14 and head east for 10.5 miles.

North Gate

Located just outside of our North Gate, exit 186 (Edwards AFB) on Highway 58, is NB-52B, tail number 52-0008. This B-52 aircraft was flown by NASA for many years to test other aircraft like the X-15, HL-10, and the hypersonic X-43. Parking is provided. For more information on this very historic aircraft, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/X-Press/stories/123104_b-52b_remembered.html.


Blackbird Airpark
Blackbird Airpark, an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, offers a look at the unique Blackbird series of military aircraft. Included in the collection are the Lockheed SR­71A Blackbird reconnaissance plane, its predecessor, the A­12 test plane, the ultra­secret D­21 drone and the Lockheed U-2D. The recently completed Blackbird Heritage Wall commemorates the designers, crew members and others associated with the aircraft.  More Information >