Plan a Visit

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  • Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL

The Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall is a great venue to hold your next event, group outing, or team building day.  All facilities and services offered by the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall are FREE OF CHARGE 


Self-Guided Tours 

All visitors of the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall are welcome to roam about our facility and look at the exhibits during our normal business hours.  A self-guided tour is a great way to take your time and spend as much time as you want looking at each display.  Whether you complete a guided tour or other activity, allowing yourself enough time for a self-guided tour is highly recommended.  





Guided tours with one of our knowledgeable staff members are available by appointment.  They’re an entertaining way to learn about Air Force enlisted heritage and offer a chance to hear some of the stories “behind” the exhibits.  In order to provide an informative tour for all, groups larger than 15-20 may be separated into smaller groups.  




Scavenger Hunt 

A scavenger hunt is a unique way to build camaraderie with a team or simply a fun way to interact with our exhibits.  One of our staff members will provide each team with a card containing 9 questions.  The answer to each question will be found somewhere throughout the Heritage Hall.  Though Google, Alexa, or prior heritage knowledge may provide some guidance, most answers can only be found within our exhibits.  Scavenger hunts can be scheduled for individuals to complete at their leisure, or they can be scheduled for large groups up to 100 to compete team vs team.  Scavenger hunts for groups larger than 4 must be scheduled in advance.  




Auditorium Use 

The Heritage Hall has a auditorium that will seat 49 individuals and is equipped with an overhead projector.  It is an exceptional place to host your next promotion, reenlistment or retirements ceremony as well as other events such as professional military education electives or professional organization meetings.  We recommended that your event be booked at least a week in advance as priority is first come, first served. 




Patio Use 

The Heritage Hall has an outdoor patio that is perfect for hosting your next squadron or team picnic.  The patio is equipped with 13 tables, 44 chairs, benches for additional seating, a BBQ pit that allows for propane or charcoal use, and even bean bag toss.  There is a covered tent permanently located in the patio area to keep food or guests out of the elements.  Additional pop-up tents are available upon request.   The patio can be scheduled for use during AND/OR after duty hours. 





The entire Heritage Hall can be booked and reserved for larger groups.  Tables can be set up throughout our facility to facilitate areas for people to eat and mingle.  For additional excitement, our staff can provide military related trivia questions for use during your event.  We are committed to making your next event a success, and are open to suggestions and requests.  Please contact our staff for more information.  


The Enlisted Heritage Hall is a historical research center that falls under the Air University Foundation, a 501C(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational foundation that provides resources and support to military organizations throughout the River Region. The Enlisted Heritage Hall is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and showcasing the contributions of the Air Force enlisted corps. 




550 McDonald Street, Bldg 1210
Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 36114-3107

Phone: 334-416-3202

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm*
Closed Holidays

After hours and weekends available by appointment

*Note: Due to manning shortages, the Enlisted Heritage Hall occasionally has to close it's doors or modify its hours of operation without notice. Though we are typically open M-F 0700-1600 we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE that you call ahead to schedule a visit to ensure that we will have staff coverage. Guided tours are available by appointment only. Appointments for guided tours must be made, at a minimum, 24 hours in advance.