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INFORMING AND EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE

H I S T O R Y

AND HERITAGE OF PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE

 

The Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum is Colorado’s oldest aviation museum. We preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base.
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Welcome to the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado’s oldest aviation museum! We preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. From our barnstormer beginnings in the Roaring Twenties, through the daring exploits of our World War II pilots and into the modern space era, our exhibits are sure to capture your attention.

Awarded Certificate of Excellence
2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

This website is sponsored by the Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation, which is a non-federal entity.

Neither the United States Air Force nor the Department of Defense express or imply endorsement of the Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation.


Museum Tour & Aerial Photos

Welcome to the Award Winning Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado’s oldest Aviation Museum.

Photo Gallery

Our Photo Gallery contains images of our exhibits and some of the events over the years.

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What Our

Visitors Are Saying

I would like to personally thank you and your staff for arranging a tour of the Peterson Air and Space Museum for the senior leadership of the Marine Corps Judge Advocate community. We were impressed with both your facilities and the tours that we received. Thank you again for your efforts. They truly enhanced our conference.

Brig Gen James Walker

U.S. Marine Corps

Our family is very into the annual roadtrips. This time we’ve dedicated a whole summer to driving all the way from New York to the West Coast, visiting numerous different museums along the way, including this one.”

Lt Gen Frank Klotz (ret)

Ass’t Vice Chief of Staff, USAF

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Contact
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150 E. Ent Avenue
Peterson AFB
CO 80914-1303

staff@petemuseum.org


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FIGHTER FRIDAY! On this day in 1984, the Air Force Reserve's 419th Tactical Fighter Wing accepted its first F-16 "Fighting Falcon" fighter at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 419th TFW was the first Reserve unit to be equipped with the F-16, and had previously flown the Republic F-105 "Thunderchief". ... See MoreSee Less
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Along with our sister museums in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, today we remember these heroes who gave their all in service to our nation.On this day back in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. Others on Mission 51-L were Francis R. Scobee, Navy Cmdr. Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Air Force Lt. Col. Ellison S. Onizuka, and Gregory B. Jarvis. May we remember their legacies and their families. #ThisDayinHistory #SpaceHistory #NASA #Challenger #WeRemember #MuseumofAviation ... See MoreSee Less
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A tragedy on this day in 1967...1967: APOLLO FIRE. USAF Lt Cols Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and Edward White, and Navy Lt Cmdr Roger B. Chaffee die when their Apollo spacecraft catches fire at Cape Kennedy, FL during a rehearsal for a 21 February flight. ... See MoreSee Less
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