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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

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

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Great look back at history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
susie M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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