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Travis Heritage Center

Travis Heritage Center

Located an hour northeast of San Francisco or an hour southwest of Sacramento, the Travis Heritage Center has a variety of historic airlift aircraft on display, assorted exhibits pertaining to military operations and a picnic area. The Heritage Center also has a Gift shop designed to make your visit a lasting memory.

What's to See: The Heritage Center's static aircraft represent various periods of Air Force airlift, both tactical and strategic. Our exhibits showcase the history of our installation, beginning with Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base and ending with today's Travis Air Force Base and the rich history of the 60th Air Mobility Wing dating back to its activation as the 60th Transport Group. Special exhibits highlighting the wing and the base's involvement include; a Korean War exhibit, a Berlin Airlift exhibit and our Vietnam War exhibit. Other exhibits highlight Jimmy Doolittle and the Tokyo Raiders; 15th Air Force accomplishments in WWII and a Tuskegee Airmen display.

Additional Attractions: The evolution of the US Air Force uniform, a C-5 cockpit trainer as well as those of a T-28, T-37 and F-100. The Heritage Center has a display of aircraft engines second to none. 

Heritage Center Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Federal holidays. The airpark is open every day until dark. Guided tours are available for anyone visiting the center. Please call ahead for groups of nine or more. Our picnic tables, located throughout the airpark, complement our static aircraft displays and combined with the indoor exhibits make for a great field trip. Admission to the Heritage Center is free! Donations are accepted and 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 Heritage Center 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 nine 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, Tuskegee Airmen, AF uniforms, a WW II WACO glider (nose section), Berlin Airlift, Medal of Honor, nose art, history of Travis through the decades, "Fat Man" atomic bomb (on loan to us from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History), 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.

Outdoor exhibits: 

-A-26K "Invader"
-B-29 "Superfortress"
-B-52 "Stratofortress"

-F-4C "Phantom II"
-F-84F "Thunderstreak"
-F-86L "Sabre"
-F-100 "Super 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"
-LC-126 "Businessliner"

-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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