Plan a Visit

From solo visits to docent-led group and school tours, the Castle Air Museum is the perfect venue to immerse yourself in military aviation history.

Visitor Information

Open year-round (weather permitting) 10:00am to 4:00pm except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Getting Here

Castle Air Museum is located at 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, California, 95301, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, adjacent to Castle Airport. Drive time is approximately one hour from Fresno, two hours from Sacramento, and three hours from San Francisco.

Northbound Highway 99: Exit Merced-Atwater Expressway. Left on Green Sands and right onto Buhach Road. Travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to Santa Fe Drive. The Museum will be on your left after crossing the Railroad tracks.

Southbound Highway 99: Exit Atwater-Merced Expressway and proceed to Green Sands. Make a left turn onto Green Sands and proceed to Buhach Road. Make a right turn onto Buhach Road and travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to Santa Fe Drive. 

Upon crossing the railroad tracks make a left turn onto Santa Fe Drive and the Castle Air Museum entrance will be on your left.

Admission Rates

Adults: $15.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Youths (6-17): $10.00
Children 5 & under (with paid adult): FREE
Active duty military personnel (with I.D.): FREE

NOTE: Entrance Fees do not include VC-9 tours.

Group Tour Rates

Advance Reservations required for Group Tours

Adults: $7.50 per person
Seniors (60+): $5.00 per person
Youths (6-17): $5.00 per person

Group/School Tours constitute a minimum of 15 individuals. Student-to-Chaperone ratio: 10:1. No Chaperones free. Any Challenged groups (Kingsview, etc.) can receive the Youth group rate and adults pay adult price.

NOTE: Group Tour Rates do not include VC-9 tours.

Open Cockpit Day Admission

Adults: $15.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Youths (6-17): $10.00
Children 5 & under (with paid adult): FREE
Active duty military personnel (with I.D.): FREE

NOTE: Open Cockpit Day Admission does not include VC-9 tours.

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