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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

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Address: 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322-9516
Phone Number: 912-748-8888
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories of...

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present.

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Powerful and Memorable

Growing up in the 50s, all of my uncles, some aunts, and my father had done military service. I would see black-and-white photographs from their deployments and taken during their... read more

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Pooler, Georgia
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Pooler, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Growing up in the 50s, all of my uncles, some aunts, and my father had done military service. I would see black-and-white photographs from their deployments and taken during their service. When I stepped into this museum, memories flooded back of photographs and conversations I've had with relatives about World War II. The exhibits are amazing and thought-provoking. The one... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wealth of information and the size of this museum offers all who visit an experience that he or she will never forget. The museum is located close to the interstate and an exit away from the Tanger Outlet Park. When you first walk in you do not realize the size of the museum. It is quite large and contains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seeing the planes, uniforms, feeling the voices and spirits reach out to you to tell the story of the men and women of the 8th Air Force, from it's inception and beginning in Savannah Georgia... to the skies over Europe and on through the years to come in Korea, Viet-Nam and serving around the globe 24/7/365. If you are an... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the Boeing B-47 from I-95 as well as the British church tower adjacent to the Museum. Once inside from the restoring Boeing B-17, thru the various exhibits you can only sense the action of war both WW2 and later. Also travel to the CHATHAM ARTILLERY ARMORY in downtown Savannah for a tour of the founding site of... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven past this museum for years going and coming from NY to Florida. Each time I've said we need to stop at this place. This time we did and--WOW!! This museum is great. The story of the airmen who took out Nazi Germany. For me it was even more interesting as a cousin flew with the 8th as a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mighty Eighth Museum was started in 1942 and has grown to 90,000 square feet. It covers the history of the Eighth Air Force. You can have a guided tour or just self tour. The exhibits in the museum are very well done and interesting. I would have liked to see more aircraft but it really isn't an aviation museum.

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Thank cheryl h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've gone on tours of several aviation museums and this one ranks right up there. It was smaller than some I've been to buy the stories and displays are top notch. Schedule an afternoon to do this if you want time to see all there is to see.

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Cookeville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. It has lots of informative displays and the model planes are awesome. This is a great place for families, schools, couples, of even for a solo trip. Highly recommend it!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is beautiful museum honoring those who served in the 8th Air Force. I live in Tampa where my father Lt. Col Marston S. Leonard went into training and met my mother. I was proud to see the lovely memorial of the 385th and the English style chapel in the gardens resembled the tiny country church at Great Ashfield where... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our history. The museum cast a very illuminating light on the patriotism and commitment of a past generation. Their valor and sacrifice is evident. A must see. This smaller but compares favorably with the WW 2 Museum in New Orleans. Schedule at least 3 hours.

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