Cadet Chapel to close for restoration project Sept. 4

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The iconic Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy will close for more than three years beginning Sept. 4 for necessary repairs.

After removing the Chapel’s furnishings and other preparations, the actual work on the $158 million project will begin on Nov. 1 and projected for completion on Nov. 1, 2022.

Visitors now have a little more than two weeks to visit this registered National Historic Landmark, also ranked Colorado’s No. 1 man-made attraction, before the preservation and restoration process begins.

The Chapel will be open through Tuesday Sept 3. Visitor hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Chapel is listed on the National Historic Registry and the Academy is proud to oversee the preservation of the building for generations of Americans and cadets to come.

Alternative locations have been established to ensure cadets and those they escort along with USAFA cadet area-badged personnel will have access to religious services throughout the closure. Alternative locations and other information about the Chapel may be found at or by calling 719-333-4515.