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Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Air Force Base History

In 1939 Congress appropriated funding for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot near Salt Lake City, Utah. With the outbreak of war for the United States in December of 1941, Hill Field soon became a key maintenance and supply base. Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, the based became Hill Air Force Base in 1948. Major Hill died in the crash at Wright Field, Ohio, of Boeing's experimental aircraft Model 299, the prototype of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress.

About the Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum, located at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah
Hill Aerospace Museum
(photo by PlanesOfThePast staff)

Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres on the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base, about five miles south of Ogden. The museum was founded in 1981 as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program and first opened in 1986. It moved to its current facility in 1991.

Aircraft on Display at the Hill Aerospace Museum

The Museum exhibits more than 90 military aircraft, missiles, and aerospace vehicles on the grounds and inside the Major General Rex A. Hadley Gallery and the Lindquist Stewart Fighter Gallery.

The list of aircraft on display is extensive. The collection also includes a wide variety of ordnance and munitions, an assortment of aerospace ground equipment, rockets, military vehicles, uniforms, and thousands of other historical artifacts.

This is a small list of highlights of aircraft on display:

  • F-4 Phantom II on display at the Hill Aerospace Museum
    F-4 Phantom II on display at the Hill Aerospace Museum
    (photo by PlanesOfThePast staff)
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator
  • North American B-25 Mitchell
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Hagarty's Hag"
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog"
  • Boeing B-47 Stratojet
  • Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
  • Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
  • Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
  • North American F-86 Sabre
  • Northrup F-89 Scorpion
  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
  • Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
  • Republic F-105 Thunderchief
  • McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
  • C-47 Skytrain
  • Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
  • C-124 Globemaster
  • Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
  • and many others

Hill Aerospace Museum Admission, Parking and Hours

We highly recommend a visit to the museum for aviation enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in vintage planes and the United States Air Force history. It truly is an incredible facility well worth visiting.

It is physically located at 7961 Wardleigh Road,  Building 1955, Hill AFB, UT 84056-5842. It is conveniently located just off I-15 at Exit 338, Roy Exit. Phone 801.777.6868 or 801.777.6818 for detailed information, or visit the official website of the Hill Aerospace Museum.

A gate pass onto Hill AFB is NOT required for visitors. Simply take Exit 338 (east) off Interstate 15 in Roy, Utah, and enter the grounds through the gate. See map below for detailed location and driving directions.

It is open daily 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. but closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. An extensive, well-stocked gift shop is popular with visitors. Food service is not provided onsite.

Parking and admission is free.

On our last visit in May of 2013, we spent nearly three hours touring the galleries. But the exhibits are so extensive and well done, that one could easily spend an entire day, and not see everything.

Photo Highlights of the Hill Aerospace Museum in May, 2013

Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
F-4 Phantom II at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, Utah
F-4 Phantom II on static display at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, Utah
U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster II at the Hill Aerospace Museum
U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster at Hill Aerospace Museum
B-17 Flying Fortress "Short Bier", Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
B-17 Flying Fortress "Short Bier", Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
North American F-100 Super Sabre, Buzz Number FW-777, Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, Utah
North American F-100 Super Sabre, Buzz Number FW-777, Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, Utah
Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Hagarty's Hag", Hill Aerospace Museum
Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Hagarty's Hag", Hill Aerospace Museum
Boeing B-47 Stratojet at the Hill Aerospace Museum
Boeing B-47 Stratojet on display at the Hill Aerospace Museum located at Hill AFB in Utah
B-52 Stratofortress 0191
B-52 Stratofortress 0191, Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
F4 Phantom II, Hill Aerospace Museum
F4 Phantom II, Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
B-25J Mitchell, S/N 44-86772
B-25J Mitchell, S/N 44-86772, restored and on display at the Hill Aerospace Museum
Consolidated B-24D, S/N 41-23908, restored at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
Consolidated B-24D, S/N 41-23908, restored and on display at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah
C-140B Jetstar, used by President Lyndon B. Johnson
C-140B Jetstar, used by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, Utah
USAF F-89 Scorpion
USAF F-89 Scorpion, Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah

Vintage Postcards of Hill Field

Base Administration building, Army Air Base, Hill Field, Utah
Base Administration building, Army Air Base, Hill Field, Utah
P-38 fighters on the ramp at Hill Field Army Air Base ... transient aircraft hangar in the background
P-38 fighters on the ramp at Hill Field Army Air Base ... transient aircraft hangar in the background

Area Map of the Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah

The map below shows the location of the Museum in Ogden. It is physically located at 7961 Wardleigh Road,  Building 1955 Hill AFB, UT 84056-5842. It is conveniently located just off I-15 at Exit 338, Roy Exit. Phone 801.777.6868 or 801.777.6818 for detailed information, or visit the official website of the Hill Aerospace Museum.


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