Stafford Air & Space Museum

About Stafford Air & Space Museum

3000 Logan Road
Director – Max Ary
580.772.5871
www.staffordmuseum.org
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday

The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of famed astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford. Stafford was born in 1930 and raised in Weatherford, OK. His mother came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon and lived to see her only child fly to the moon. Stafford was selected by NASA in the second group of astronauts in 1962. He would fly four historic space missions (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo X, and Apollo-Soyuz), three of them as mission Commander. For his efforts as Commander of the U.S and Soviet joint Apollo-Soyuz mission, Stafford received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Stafford is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Oklahoma Aviator of the Century award.

Named a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2011, the museum houses over 63,000 sq. ft. of exhibits under one roof and showcases thousands of items representing the evolution of aviation and spaceflight. Examples include, an actual Titan II rocket, General Stafford’s actual-flown Apollo 10 pressure suit, a museum-quality, full-scale replicas of an Apollo Command & Service Module and Lunar Module, an actual F-1 Engine Turbine Wheels from Apollo 11, an actual F-1 engine from the Saturn V, General Stafford’s actual-flown Gemini VI-A spacecraft, an actual-flown Shuttle Main Engine, an actual-flown segment of a Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster, an actual F-86 Sabre, A-10 Warthog, a rare and actual MIG-21 and so much more. Situated just outside the museum’s front entrance, one of the most revolutionary aircraft ever built, the Lockheed F-104 “Starfighter,” points majestically six stories straight up into the sky! The museum’s outdoor display has become an iconic monument for the region.

The museum has been named a Blue Star Museum which means all active-duty military receive FREE admission to the museum from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.

Situated just outside the museum’s front entrance, one of the most revolutionary aircraft ever built, the Lockheed F-104 “Starfighter,” has become an iconic monument for the region and points six stores straight up into the sky!

The museum is located along Route 66 at I-40 and Exit 84 in Weatherford, and welcomes visitors seven days a week, 360 days a year. (Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

Reviews

Scottbatch, Harvest Hosts Guest – “I had a great visit and stay to the Air and Space Museum yesterday! The staff were friendly and provided me with information about where to park, about the museum and places to see while I am in Weatherford. The Museum is pretty big and has many great displays. I am grateful for the hospitality!”