Air Force Museum opens its doors Tuesday

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

“We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson.

The museum said Tuesday morning it will resume normal operating hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. For the status of upcoming events and activities, please check the events calendar on the museum’s website at

“We are excited to continue our vital mission of inspiring our youth and sharing the Air Force story with the world,” Hudson said.

The Air Force Museum Theatre, Museum Store, Valkyrie and Refueling Cafés and interactive simulators, which are operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, also will reopen on Jan. 23. For information about Foundation operations, please contact them at (937) 258-1218 or

The museum was closed as part of the shutdown that went into effect at midnight Saturday morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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