The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona has 55,000 square-feet of historic war-time aircraft, exhibits, videos, WWII artifacts, and memorabilia. Enjoy an edu-venture and experience history like never before. Experience what it's like to ride in the Bombardier seat when you take a ride in an actual World War II airplane. View the beautiful Arizona desert scenery from the open cockpit Stearman.
As a non-profit, we maintain and fly aircraft like the B-17G "Sentimental Journey," B-25J "Maid in the Shade," as well as a SNJ, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota, C-45 Expeditor, PT-17 Stearman, and an L-16 Grasshopper. Restoration projects have included a MiG-15, Grumman Guardian, and a Sikorsky helicopter. Be sure to visit our museum gift shop. Celebrating our heritage of Freedom through Flight, Education, Exhibition and Remembrance.
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New Permanent Exhibit: SACRED STEEL The permanent display features the recovered USS Arizona bulkhead section suspended in a specially-welded frame revealing all sides of the relic. Visitors will be able to walk around and contemplate the significance of the ‘Sacred Steel’ for its place in history and for the determination it inspired that led to Victory in World War Two.
The Bulkhead section from sunken battleship USS Arizona on display – the 450-pound slab of half-inch steel went down with the ship during the Pearl Harbor attack. Over 1,100 crewmen lost their lives and remain entombed today. The artifact is Sacred Steel, memorializing all those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack, and symbolizing the rising up of the nation to overcome impossible odds to achieve victory in WWII.
April 4, 2020 - April 4, 2020
Commemorative Air Force Museum participates in the annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Discounted admission only $5 or free with a Smithsonian pass. Valid April 4, 2020 only
ABOUT: Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2020/