General Information

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m.
Monday, closed.

The museum will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veteran’s Day.
We are closed on Federal Holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and Easter.


Admission to the museum is free; a $5 donation is recommended.
The museum is designed to be a self-guided experience. We do not provide tours.


The 24-seat motion simulator offers two experiences: Army on the Move and Experience the Legend.  Tickets may be purchased in the Gift Shop.  The general admission price per ticket is $8.50.  Find information on discounted rates and ride details on the Simulator Page.


Groups are welcome at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.  Contact the Visitor Services Coordinator about scheduling your group’s visit by filling out the civilian group information request form or by contacting the Foundation Events Coordinator at (910) 643-2773 or Events@asomf.org for children’s groups or Scott Pelletier at (910)643-2787 or scott.a.pelletier4.civ@mail.mil for all others.  Find visitor information here.

 Military promotion and retirement ceremonies, LPDs etc. may be conducted at the ASOM during regular operating hours on a space available basis but limited to a two hour duration and must be completed prior to 4pm. To request please fill out the request form and email to Scott Pelletier.  All requests are subject to approval. Requester will be notified via email on the status of their request, generally within one week. Please keep in mind that we are unable to support AV requests. Users are required to bring/provide all projectors, computers, PA systems, etc. Questions can be directed to Scott Pelletier at (910) 643-2787 or scott.a.pelletier4.civ@mail.mil.


The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Gift Shop features a variety of items relevant to airborne and special operations, including books, coins, toys, clothing, and much more.  The entire inventory may be found online: shop.asomf.org.
The Gift Shop accepts all major credit cards and does not offer discounts.  However, members of our Friends Program receive a percentage off their total purchase.  Consider becoming a Friend today!


The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is the most advanced of all the Army museums and prides itself on attention to detail, evident in the accessibility of the museum to all visitors. Handicap parking is available near the entrance, and all exhibits and the grounds are designed for everyone to enjoy. Gently sloping walkways surround the building, and a wide sweeping path winds its way through the main exhibit area. The museum has three wheelchairs available for those who require them.

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum has on display hundreds of rare and significant artifacts. Preserving these artifacts is a full time job, as time and environmental factors continue to slowly take their toll. It is for this reason, and to be courteous to other visitors, that no food, beverages or smoking is allowed inside the building. Unfortunately, many of the artifacts aren’t able to handle the demands of bright lights, and we ask that no flash photography be taken in the galleries. Professional photographers may inquire if they wish to take limited photographs.

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