Are you curious about how our country got to where it is today? Do you have a proud veteran in your family? Do you want to learn more about the weaponry and aircraft that powered the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries?
Just 20 minutes from The Breakers at Fort Walton Beach, you are welcome at the Air Force Armament Museum, free of charge! At this destination, you’ll encounter the full history of aviation warfare armament. You’ll blast to the past of World War I then head all the way back to the high-tech weaponry of today. Learn about the Air Force Armament Museum below:
See Planes Flown by Heroes
As you approach the museum from outside, you’ll immediately see a collection of aircraft from the World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf War eras. This outdoor exhibit includes vintage aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird—the fastest plane of its time. Once you enter you’ll be inside the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection and preservation of the Air Force Armament, with over 100 years of artifacts and memorabilia on display. Founded in 1976, the museum has had over two million visitors, and has hosted many significant military-related ceremonies. You’re encouraged to take as many photos as you’d like!
The Technology that Protects Our Country
Aviation became important to the military just a handful of years after its invention by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, during World War I. As warfare has changed over time, so has the technology that’s been developed. The Air Force Armament Museum showcases over 29 different aircraft as well as several hundred pieces of armament. Visitors will get a close look at AMRAAM and the GBU-28 bunker buster that were built for Operation Desert Storm. You will be amazed by the history and technology in the museum’s collection which includes a wide range of guns, bombs, bomblets and missiles. The Air Force Armament Museum is a fan favorite!
Air Force Armament Museum For Walton Beach FL
This museum offers a chance to do more than just look! At this incredible educational and social landmark, you’ll experience interactive displays that include multiple cockpit simulators as well as a 32-minute film on the history of Eglin Air Force Base.
Your visit to the museum is just a quick drive away, Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30 p.m. (except on federal holidays), and admission is free. See you there!