Travis AFB Community
Learn about the California’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.
Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center
Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd.
Travis AFB, CA 94535 707-424-5883
The Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center, founded as the Travis Air Museum and later known as the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum, is an aviation museum at Travis Air Force Base. The museum houses more than 35 aircraft displays and a collection of aerospace memorabilia. The museum has a representative collection of American military aircraft from various periods: fighters, bombers, trainers, cargo and liaison aircraft. Its exhibits showcase Jimmy Doolittle and the Tokyo Raiders, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Korean War and the history of Travis AFB. Visit the center’s website for information about hours, shuttle service, security regulations and more.
213 Buck Ave.
Vacaville, CA 95688 707-447-4513
The Vacaville Museum, a Center for Solano County History, is the only institution whose mission includes cultural and historical preservation for all of Solano County. Through exhibits, publications and educational programs, the museum continuously promotes the value of community heritage. Since 1984, the Vacaville Museum has produced 40 exhibits, as well as numerous publications important to the history and sense of place of Solano County. The museum is open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
734 Marin St.
Vallejo, CA 94590 707-643-0077
The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum collects and shares with its visitors the fascinating history of the city of Vallejo and the U.S. Navy at Mare Island. The museum presents exhibits and programs that explore and celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of the community. The museum occupies over 25,000 square feet and has exhibits that are maintained in five galleries and include selections from the permanent collection of the museum, local private collections, traveling exhibitions and borrowed artifacts from the extensive collection at Mare Island. A working submarine periscope was installed though the roof and gives an excellent view of the city and Mare Island. Visit the museum’s website for information about admission, hours, special events and more.
Western Railway Museum
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585 707-374-2978
The Western Railway Museum gives visitors the opportunity to ride historic streetcars and interurban electric trains from all across California and other western states. Streetcars loop the shaded picnic grounds. Interurban cars run over the restored main line of the old Sacramento Northern Railway. With more than 50 historic cars on display, railway exhibits, the museum store and gift shop, and the large, shaded picnic grounds, the museum is ideal for family and group outings. The Western Railway Museum is open year-round, and hours vary by season. Visit the website for more information.