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Address: 302 Marine St SE, Carrabelle, FL
Phone Number: (850) 697-8575
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Excellent WWII museum

We were pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive this museum was and the extent of artifacts they had. Organized well and with tons of volunteer effort. A must see! Surpassed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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Tallahassee, Florida
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tucked away in the "City Center" (a/k/a the old school building) is a museum dedicated to Carrabelle's WWII training camp. There is an abundance of war items, uniforms, news clippings, and such that help to better understand the men and women who fought for us. There is even a VW built German air cooled truck used by the Afrika Corps... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First of all, this museum is a WWII museum more than a museum about the training on the beach for D-Day. I was a little disappointed that there was not more information about the local history. A video of the events that took place locally would have been nice, but this is a low budget museum. (Donations only). Lots of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive this museum was and the extent of artifacts they had. Organized well and with tons of volunteer effort. A must see! Surpassed our expectations!

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very good museum for WW 2 enthusiasts. Lots of interesting information. Who knew the US practiced for the amphibious part of the Normandy invasion at tiny little Carrabelle Beach???

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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

They do a great job with the resources they presently have. Kids enjoyed it and they've been to several similar places. They have plans for a new building and I know that will really boost their visitors. We were glad to have stopped in and learn how important Camp Gordon Johnson was to the soldiers training for the Normandy invasion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This WWII museum is housed in a old school building with plenty of parking.doesn't look like much on the outside but the history with in proves you can't judge a book by its cover. It has been building this collection for over 20 years and has done a wonderful job. There is no admission, but the donations are what keep... More 

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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Unique and inspiring. Hard to believe what went on there during WWII. It's hard to imagine how the museum got the original uniforms, weapons etc. that is presented.

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Quincy, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent a couple of hours mesmerized by all the artifacts collected in this one area. Obviously locals took their time to put it together very well. Hopefully the dream of a new, better facility will become a reality sooner than later. This IS a must see for all the family. You'll be moved by the photos, letters, recordings surrounding... More 

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Jacksonville, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Perhaps the best way to spend an afternoon in Carrabelle, Florida. We throughly enjoyed the nearly 3 hours it took to view the many displays contained in the rooms inside the former school building. We especially enjoyed the 2 videos depicting military training during WWII in the Florida Panhandle, and the effects the war had on the men and women... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great museum. The curator was very knowledgeable, lots of information, artefacts and photos from WW2. 3 old vehicles. various rooms set up with clothing and artefacts form the period. Camp Gordon Johnston was a military training ground during WW2 for amphibious landings.

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