Welcome to the Barksdale Global Power Museum!


Take an exciting journey through the past and discover the dynamic history of Strategic Bombardment at the home of the 2nd Bomb Wing, the mighty 8th Air Force, and the new Air Force Global Strike Command.

The Barksdale Global Power Museum is not only a memorial to our successes in battle, but a recognition of the many years spent training to deter war. The peacetime history of Barksdale Air Force Base is as significant as those years at war.

Come out and see vintage aircraft like the venerable B-17 and B-24 bombers of World War II; along with their best “Little Friend”, the P-51 Mustang. You can also see Cold War heroes such as the B-52D and B-52G Stratofortress. We will show you the highest and fastest flying jet aircraft ever – the MACH 3+ SR-71 Blackbird. There are many more on display in our air park.

Inside, we have six different exhibit galleries that help tell our story.

Hours of Operation & Security Information

The museum is operating at our normal hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm, MONDAY-SATURDAY except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.


Visitors must enter through Barksdale Air Force Base's North Gate on Northgate Road. Once arrived, you will be stopped by gate personnel. Tell them you are visiting the museum. Please have the driver's licenses or state identifications of everyone in your vehicle above the age of 17. Your vehicle may be searched and your identifications may be checked. If you are cleared to proceed, the gate personnel will hold the identification and direct you to the Global Power Museum parking lot. Remember to retrieve your identifications from gate personnel once you leave the parking lot.


Visitors from foreign nations must contact and schedule their visit to the museum ONE MONTH in advance. We will need:

  • Name:

  • Birthday:

  • Address:

  • Country of Origin:

  • Passport Number:

  • Country of Passport Issue:

Email your information to globalpowermuseum@gmail.com. Please allow 3 weeks for processing. Once cleared, you will be assigned an escort. Your escort will meet you at Barksdale's North Gate on Northgate Road, and will be with you throughout your visit.

The Global Power Museum is on Barksdale Air Force Base, an active duty military installation. Museum visits and passes through the gate may be either cut short or denied due to training or real world events. The safety of our American Airmen and the safety of our great nation must come first.

We work hard to get everyone access to the Global Power Museum. It is our passion. It is our heritage. It is our history.

Directions to the Museum




We are always looking for experts to assist in our restorations and maintenance. Click here to learn more about our volunteer program.



Click here to check out one of our 6 exhibits that help tell the story of our rich history.


For a list of our Partners click here.