The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of Weatherford native and legendary test pilot and astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford.

General Thomas P. Stafford was born in 1930 and raised in Weatherford, OK. His mother came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon and lived to see her only child fly to the moon. General Stafford was selected by NASA in the second group of astronauts in 1962. He would fly 4 historic space missions (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo-Soyuz), three of them as Mission Commander. For his efforts as Joint Commander of the U.S. and Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission, Stafford received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Stafford is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Oklahoma Aviator of the Century Award.

The Stafford Air & Space Museum was built in 1993. The idea of a display started in the late 1970’s as a 6 ft. case with a few of General Stafford’s items featured in the original lobby of the Weatherford airport. In 1993, the first 2 rooms of the museum were built.  Six expansions and 63,000 sq. ft. later, the last addition was completed in 2020.

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Fantastic Museum of Human Accomplishment!

5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor
5 Star Rating from TripAdvisor

"As a space buff from the time I was a kid, this place is second only to visiting Canaveral in Florida. We only had about 1/2-hour to breeze through before closing. I could have used half-a-day. Excellent exhibits, model work, stories preserved in placards, actual hardware and info about Gen. Stafford himself kept me captivated. If the subject interests you, make sure you allow the TIME to see everything!"

June 2021 TripAdvisor Member Review
2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2015 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2020 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award