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The Travis AFB Heritage Center is one of the Largest Collections of Military Aircraft on the West Coast.

Located an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, the Travis Heritage Center  has 35 aircraft on display, assorted exhibits on military aviation and picnic area. Travis heritage Center also has a Gift shop with patches, books, memorabilia and clothing to show off your love of Aviation History.

Museum of Military Aviation History: The Heritage Center has a representative collection of American military aircraft from various periods: fighters, bombers, trainers, cargo and liaison aircraft. Its exhibits showcase Jimmy Doolittle and the Tokyo Raiders, the 15th AF in WWII, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Consairways story, the Berlin Airlift, and the history of Travis AFB with special emphasis on the Korean war, the war in Vietnam and other significant military missions.

Additional Attractions: Other exhibits include a space capsule for children, air force uniforms, the nose of a WWII glider, WWII aircraft recognition models, a link trainer, aircraft engines, and the cockpits of a T-28, a T-37, and a F-100.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Federal holidays. Air park hours: Every day until dark. Guided tours are available for anyone visiting the center. Please call ahead for groups of 9 or more. Call the office for information. The Gift shop in the center and the Picnic area next door make for a great field trip. Travis AFB Heritage Center is Free admission, and is run on donations, which are greatly appreciated. 

Directions: Interstate 80 to Airbase Parkway exit. Airbase Parkway east to the main gate of Travis AFB.

Those who do not have a US Government ID should call the Visitors' Center at the main gate (424-1462) or the museum to check on current security conditions for entry. All visitors must present their auto registration and driver's license to the guard at the Visitors' Center and all visitors aged 18 or older must have a photo ID. If you have a rental car, present the keys. All groups larger than 9 people, please call the Heritage Center (707-424-5883) at least, 10 days prior to your visit for more detailed instructions to make the process go smoothly. You can also find information about the Travis Heritage Center on the web at

Indoor exhibits: Piper L-4 "Grasshopper," BT-13 "Valiant," Stinson L-5 "Sentinel," PT-19, AT-17 "Bobcat," "Hound Dog" missile, target drone, ultra-light aircraft, Link trainer, B-29 restoration, Tuskegee Airmen, WW II jeep, principles of flight, WW I overview, military aviation between the wars, AF uniforms, WW II WACO glider (nose section), 15th AF in WW II, Jimmy Doolittle, ball turret, Consairways, WW II aircraft recognition models, CBI, Berlin Airlift, heritage photographs, medal of honor, nose art, humanitarian airlift, history of Travis, "Fat Man" atomic bomb, aircraft engines (including a giant C-5 engine), the crash of General Travis in 1950, T-28, T-37, and F-100 cockpits, Travis during the Korean War and Vietnam War, Space program.

Outdoor exhibits: 

-A-26K "Counter Invader"
-B-29 "Superfortress"

-F-4C "Phantom II"
-F-84F "Thunderstreak"
-F-86L "Sabre"
-F-101B "Voodoo"
-F-102A "Delta Dagger"
-F-104A "Starfighter"
-F-105D "Thunderchief"

-C-45 "Expediter"
-C-54 "Skymaster"
-C-56 "Lodestar"
-C-118 "Liftmaster"
-C-119 "Flying Boxcar"
-C-124 "Globemaster II"
-C-131 "Samaritan"
-C-7 "Caribou"
-C-123 "Provider"
-C-141B "Starlifter"
-O-2A "Skymaster"

-T-39A "Sabreliner"
-AT-11 "Kansan"

HH-16 "Albatross"

Question: How do I get on base to see the museum and aircraft exhibits?
Answer: It depends if you have a US Government ID. See the information on the Visitor Info page.

Question: I do not have a US Government ID. Is that a problem?
Answer: If you do not have a US Government ID, you should call the Visitors' Center at the main gate (424-1462) or the Heritage Center to check on current security conditions for entry.

Question: How do I get a docent led tour of Travis Heritage Center?
Answer: Docents are available for tours during normal business hours, Please call ahead at least 10 days to schedule a tour for groups of 9 or more. For visitors without a military ID, the Museum staff can sometimes provide an escort service as a courtesy from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Please telephone the Heritage Center office in advance: (707) 424-5883 or let the Visitor Center Staff know that you wish to visit us.

Question: What documents will I need to present at the base gate?
Answer: For those wanting to be escorted to the Heritage Center, visitors aged 15 and older must present a photo ID at the Visitors' Center. If you wish to driver onto the base you must present auto registration and driver's license. If you have a rental car, present the keys. For large groups please contact the Heritage center for information.

Question: Can we arrange to hold a retirement or reunion celebration/banquet at the Heritage Center?
Answer: Absolutely, you can. Events can be scheduled Tuesday - Friday. Please contact the museum staff at (707) 424-5883.

Question: I want to volunteer to help. Who should I contact?
Answer: If you're interested, please call the Heritage Center office at (707) 424-5883. We look forward to hearing from you. From docents to artisans, mechanics to shop keepers, we appreciate the gift of time and talent. 

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