Castle Air Museum

5050 Santa Fe Dr.
Atwater, CA 95301- Map It
(209) 723-2178

AAA Editor Notes

Castle Air Museum is .5 mi. e. of SR 99 on Buhach Rd., then n. on Santa Fe Dr. Located on 30 acres that include an indoor museum in a remodeled barracks, the complex is named for Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle, who earned a posthumous Medal of Honor for his role in a World War II bombing mission over Europe. Photographs, weapons, uniforms and 55 vintage aircraft—including an SR-71 Blackbird, an F-106, a B-36 bomber and an RF8 Crusader—depict the U.S. Air Force's and Navy's development during the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. Also on display is a VC-9 that was in the presidential fleet 1975-2005. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$12; $8 (ages 6-17 and 60+); free (ages 0-5 and active-duty military with ID). VC-9 Presidential Plane tour $10. Reservations are required for tours.
Hours: Daily 10-4. VC-9 Presidential Plane tour Sat.-Sun. at 11, 1 and 3. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.