Barksdale Global Power Museum

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The exterior of the Barksdale Global Power Museum

The Barksdale Global Power Museum, formerly known as the Eighth Air Force Museum, is located on Barksdale AFB near Bossier City, Louisiana and is hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing. The mission of the museum is to: preserve the heritage and traditions of the Air Force, specifically the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, and the mission of the bomber; stimulate esprit de corps among Air Force personnel, as well as educate the public, by portraying the Air Force story through exhibits of historic property and static display aircraft; and ensure accountability and provide proper stewardship for all heritage property, including static display aircraft, historical artifacts, and Air Force Art.

This aviation museum has a large collection of military aircraft and historical artifacts that date from the early days of United States military aviation as well as the history of Barksdale AFB, the formation of the 2nd Bomb Wing and formation of the 8th Air Force.

The museum is located at the north gate, Bossier Gate. The admission is free and the hours of operation are from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. A gift shop is inside the museum and shares the same business time as the museum.


  • 2nd Bomb Wing history timeline in artifacts from 1918–present
  • Aviation art gallery
  • Exclusive September 11, 2001 exhibit. Actual podium and furniture from the Eighth Air Force Headquarters when U.S. President George W. Bush made the first speech during the terrorist attacks.

Aircraft Collection[edit]

Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker


Other Air Force museums[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Barksdale Global Power Museum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°30′38″N 93°40′51″W / 32.510677°N 93.680921°W / 32.510677; -93.680921