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Base Tours

How do I get a tour of MacDill Air Force Base? 

MacDill Air Force Base is an exciting part of your community and an excellent resource and educational tool for groups interested in aviation or a career in the United States Air Force.

In general, MacDill Public Affairs only schedules base tours once a week, typically on Thursdays. Tours last approximately 4 hours and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tour schedule fills up quickly, so contact MacDill Public Affairs early.

The desired tour group size is 15 - 40 people (or the passenger capability of one commercial bus). Priority scheduling will be given to Junior ROTC students and other youth groups serving high-school-age students. Military reunions, civic and business organizations or senior citizen groups are also welcome.

Base tours for groups without one or more Department of Defense identification card holders will be conducted on an extremely limited basis due to security measures in place since 9-11.

Modified tours may be granted to those with limited mobility. However, this must be stated on the request. If not stated, it is assumed that walking and stair climbing is not an issue.

When an organization, high school or club requests a base tour, the initial request must be made by telephone at (813) 828-2215.

Once a date, time and itinerary have been tentatively scheduled, a formal request must be submitted to MacDill Public Affairs by e-mail or fax. All tours may be cancelled at any time to meet mission requirements.

The formal request should be received at least 4 weeks prior to the date of the event and include the following:

- name of group requesting the tour
- mode of transportation to MacDill
- date of tour
- how many people in group
- time frame (desired length and start time) for tour
- desired tour destinations
- name and phone number of a point of contact for group

For more information or to request a base tour for your group or organization, please contact the MacDill Community Relations Office at (813) 828-2215.