Patrick Air Force Base
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Can a military retiree or the public visit Cape Canaveral's cultural and historical resources?

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is a restricted-access area and not open to the general public. However, in some cases tours may be arranged. Call the Patrick Community Relations Office for more information.

Doesn't the Cape belong to NASA?

No. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the site of many historic launches, is a detachment of Patrick Air Force Base and is the East Coast space launch facility for the Department of Defense.

I am a badged employee at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Can I bring a guest or family member onto the Cape?

Presently only badged personnel are allowed access to the Cape. No family or personal tours are permitted at this time. Call Cape Security for more information.

Is the Cape ever open to the public?

In the past, we have occasionally opened our gates to the public for special events. However, due to a heightened security posture it is uncertain when this may happen again.

Who is eligible to get on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station?

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is a restricted-access area and not open to the general public. Only personnel with a Cape badge are allowed access (DoD and/or military ID cards do not qualify as a Cape badge).

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