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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

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Address: 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL 32322-6847
Phone Number: +1 850-697-8575
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Delightful Surprise!

I have visited several World War II museums and this one was a special surprise. I saw many things I had not see at the other museums. The newspaper clippings were a real treat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
SUSAN T
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I have visited several World War II museums and this one was a special surprise. I saw many things I had not see at the other museums. The newspaper clippings were a real treat. To read articles about minor happenings during this time was very enlightening. Alot was going on behind the scenes during the war. The donated articles were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Attended the special event Sept 24. Loads of history info on WW1-Vietnam. Interesting memorabilia to acquaint you with different eras of war history. During event showcased antique vehicles and told of Carrabelle's participation in the amphiban training.

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The museum is in a nearly empty school building, with exhibits occupying several classrooms. I had hope to get a feel for how Comp Gordon Johnson impacted and used this vast area, and in this I was disappointed. There were a number of uniforms, medal, and this of this nature, but virtually no machinery, and virtually nothing in the way... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This museum may be small but it really educated me a bit more of what I knew about WWll. To think the beach we had enjoyed the day before had once been the training ground for the battle of normandy was very cool to learn. We also learned that they are trying to build a new museum right across the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend the anniversary of D-DAY in this museum that honors and details the training the soldiers and nurses received on Carrabelle Beach. The museum as of this review is located in the old Carrabelle school, but will moving to its own location soon. The museum is thoughtfully arranged and has a lot of local information... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I'm very fond of WWII history and found the story of Camp Gprdon where they trained for amphib assaults during the war. Lots of info, many artifacts and uniforms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

While traveling through Carrabelle on 98 we noticed a sign for the museum and decided to stop and take a look. The museum is donation only and is full of history from the local area. If you are interested in World War II and the training of the men for the D-Day invasion this is a don't miss stop.The locals... More 

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Damascus, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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