Our museum started in 1982 as the NORAD Visitor Center (North American Aerospace Defense command)– a starting point for visi- tors who boarded buses to take them from Peterson Air Force Base to the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center. It was contained in one small building—the original airport passenger terminal for the City of Colorado Springs. By 1996, all of Colorado Springs’ original Municipal Airport buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That same year, Colorado designated those buildings as a state historic district. Today, the Peterson Museum is located right in the center of that 8.3 acre historic district on Peterson Air Force Base. The original Passenger Terminal, City Hangar and Broad- moor Hangar all have exhibits inside and anchor our award winning airpark.
The Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum is one of only 12 United States Air Force Field museums. All of our heritage items are part of the United States Air Force’s Heritage collection. We proudly preserve and display these items for everyone—civilian and military.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday through Saturday
CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY AND FEDERAL HOLIDAYS
Non-military ID card holders and groups require a base pass. Please call us a minimum of 24 hours in advance of your visit (between 9 am and 4pm MST) to arrange for a pass and detailed instructions. State or federal issued Photo ID is required. Drivers will need to have proof of insurance and registration for their vehicles