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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

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

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A Museum worth a few extra miles.

It is great to see a small town making such an effort to maintain the history of the American effort during WWll. The museum just takes donations now but they have an aggressive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 19, 2017
Richard L
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Colfax
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to this museum, people can learn about the amphibious WWII soldiers who trained in the area. Items of interest include: newspaper headlines, camp equipment, uniforms, and photos. A film shares what went on at the five camps. The museum has plenty of room to grow since it's move to the new location.

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Colfax
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

It is great to see a small town making such an effort to maintain the history of the American effort during WWll. The museum just takes donations now but they have an aggressive plan to move into new quarters in 2017. The quality of their work now leads me to believe that the new facility will become a major attraction... More 

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Fitzgerald, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This location is full of history. Military was trained for D Day here. It is full of so much history. Expect to spend many hours here.

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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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