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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

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Address: 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL 32322
Phone Number: (850) 697-8575
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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alot of interesting history

This place was full of pictures, artifacts and very interesting information on the war. It is in an old school and there are many rooms that have things to see. The volunteers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Damascus, Maryland
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum recently.The facility is somewhat difficult to find. We had to ask directions and even then it was difficult. The museum is located in an old high school building, which seems to be a temporary location. Hopefully they will build a more suitable building. The material displayed is interesting, but there should be more... More 

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Ontario
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103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was full of pictures, artifacts and very interesting information on the war. It is in an old school and there are many rooms that have things to see. The volunteers who greet you have a wealth of information that they like sharing with you. There is a lot to read so you have to choose what you want... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

In WWII 250,000 men (and women) went through training at this location. The main course was amphibious landings. Some men trained for landing in Europe for D-Day while others trained for landings in the Pacific. The terrain around this huge camp included sandy beaches as well as dense jungle-like and swampy terrain. The museum contains a wealth of materials from... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

In WWII 250,000 men (and women) went through training at this location. The main course was amphibious landings. Some men trained for landing in Europe for D-Day while others trained for landings in the Pacific. The terrain around this huge camp included sandy beaches as well as dense jungle-like and swampy terrain. The museum contains a wealth of materials from... More 

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Hinsdale, New York
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We were very impressed with this small but very nice museum. This was geared fro the locals, but the pictures were amazing. So many of our men & women trained at this site before going to battle during WWII. Very interesting.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I love WW II history and was thrilled to stumble onto this gem of a museum. Had no idea the local history tucked into this quiet area of the panhandle. Tons of artifacts on display. Locals volunteer and are able to answer questions. Stop in and be pleasantly surprised

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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