Visiting Travis Heritage Center
Heritage Center Hours:
DUE TO A LACK OF VOLUNTEERS, WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAYS.
PLEASE CALL 707 424 5883 THE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR PLANNED VISIT TO ENSURE WE ARE OPEN
We are closed Sundays, Mondays and Federal holidays.
Open to the Public: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Heritage Center Gift Shop: 10 am - 3 pm.
Airpark Hours: Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm and Every day from Dawn until Dusk to DoD ID card holders.
On days where the weather forecast is 100 degrees or higher, the Heritage Center closes at 2:00 pm. Since the center does not have air conditioning, temperatures inside can get dangerously high on days when the temperature is in the triple digits.
Last shuttle from the Visitor's Center is at 3:30 pm
Last admitted visitor at 4:00 pm
Last shuttle returning to the visitors center is at 4:30 pm
US Citizens without a DoD ID card must stop at the Travis AFB Visitor's Center and check in with the security staff. All adults 18 and over must have a valid 'real ID' photo ID and complete a background check before receiving a pass. If you do not posess a 'real ID' you will need a second form of federally accepted identification (social security card, birth certificate, etc.) in order to apply to visit the heritage center. Please allow enough time for your visit and the background check to be completed. Visitors are only shuttled to and from the Visitor's Center and the Heritage Center. If you would like a base tour you must contact Travis AFB Public Affairs.
Base Security Changes:
Those with a Minnesota, Missouri, Washington State and America Samoa drivers license will only be permitted with an enhanced drivers license, as prior drivers licenses are no longer valid. Visitors that have the sentence, 'FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY' printed on their drivers license must bring a second form of ID (social security card, birth certificate passport) along with their drivers license.
Due to heightened security, all non-US citizens must coordinate their visit to the Heritage Center at least two weeks prior to the date of their visit. Please contact us at (707) 424-5883 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine the specific information required.
From I-80 in Fairfield, exit at Air Base Pkwy / Waterman Blvd and proceed 4.2 miles to Travis Air Force Base. All non-military visitors that do not possess a DoD issued ID card must check in at the Visitor Center. Do not drive to the main gate.
Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center
(formerly the Travis Air Museum)
400 Brennan Circle, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
Tours are provided for all size groups and is available to the public. Please call ahead and let us know you are coming. Please follow the information below for escort service and large groups.
For Escort Service to Travis Heritage Center only:
Please call ahead to the Main Office at (707) 424-5883, to schedule your tour and make sure that the time is available before sending any information. Small groups 9 or smaller, will need to check into the Visitors Center. A tour group of 10+ visitors needing to be escorted onto the base, must send an alphabetical list of names, birthdays, and Social Security Numbers. The list must consist of all adults 18+ that will need to be escorted onto the base. Please also include contact information for the group. Download the Group Access Form and follow the directions on the form for a secure transmission of your personal information. This form must be received 12 days prior to the tour. The day of the tour, all adults must present a photo ID on arrival to the Travis AFB Visitors Center.
Drivers of large vehicles and buses that will be escorted on base will be required to show all licenses, registration and insurance documents as well as the complete list of visitors during check in at the Visitors Center. Drivers must be included in the Group Access form or complete the security check when arriving the day of the event.
Special Events Held at the Travis Heritage Center:
Under certain circumstances, special events may be held in the Heritage Center. Space is limited to approximately 25’ x 30’. Exhibits and furniture will not be moved or relocated to increase this area. The Heritage Center has 20 tables and about 200 chairs as well as a sound system available for use. The organization responsible for the event is responsible for set up, tear down and placement into storage of all tables and chairs used for the event. Clean up consisting of sweeping, mopping and emptying of trash is the responsibility of the organization holding the event.
The Heritage Center does not have the capability for cold storage and has limited capabilities for electrical sources to run equipment. Please consider this when requesting use of the Heritage Center.
In addition, the primary purpose of the Heritage Center is education. Visitors and tours receive priority over special events. Scheduled tours will not be cancelled or rescheduled to accommodate special events.
For any questions on the above please contact the Heritage Center Curator prior to your visit.
Heritage Center Curator no stranger to Travis
Rick Shea, Travis Heritage Center Curator, stands in front of a SA-16 Albatross on October. 13 at the heritage center at Travis Air Force Base, California. Rick returned to Travis as a civilian employee in July after an active-duty stint at the Bay Area base during the late 1970s.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Carter)