World War II Home Front Museum

World War II Home Front Museum

World War II Home Front Museum
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Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The World War II Home Front Museum brings to life Coastal Georgia's extraordinary contributions during World War II. Through immersive exhibits and interactive experiences, visitors will learn about blimps on anti-submarine patrol, radar training to direct fighter pilots, building Liberty ships to supply troops overseas, and much more.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jennifer11966
    Morristown, Tennessee21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative Exhibit
    Very informative exhibit. Staff very helpful and engaging with visitors! I would recommend exhibit to anyone visiting the area. It is very close to East Beach on St Simons Island. Liked how it tied historical facts with present day!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • momE1
    Front Royal, Virginia337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Unexpected GEM!!
    Loved this museum and the exhibits and learned a lot as well. Had no idea that 2 freighters had been sunk by German U-boats off the coast, and the importance of several military and civilian operations on St. Simons and in Brunswick. Definitely worth the trip.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Susan12480
    Glastonbury, Connecticut15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for family (kids ages 11 & 6)
    I was unsure whether we should visit this museum, as I thought it may not capture the interest of my children at their ages, 11 and 6. upon entry at the ticket booth, we were assured that the exhibits were interactive, and they surely were! We spent over two hours in the museum. My children did not want to leave. The exhibits were wonderfully balanced in providing history and hands-on experiences that captured the attention of a younger audience. We all walked away, having learned something, and with the further appreciation for all the branches of the military and the civilians who contributed to the success of the US in the war.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 20, 2024
  • MichaelsFood
    Greenwich, New York314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learned stuff and felt really good about being American!!!
    I was amazed. Carolyn was amazed. This installation was incredibly interesting in teaching about home front war efforts on St Simons Island and in Brunswick on the mainland. The 10 minute movie was an eye opener and the interactive displays in the main building of this Coast Guard Station were quite good... and they all worked! I highly recommend this attraction!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • Louise G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this little museum.
    I visited this small museum just to kill time, not really interested, but I was so impressed and engaged right from the start! The docent was very knowledgeable and passionate about his topic, the displays were beautifully done, creative, educational, interesting and moving. I am SO happy I visited and highly recommend this museum, and the small sister museum just across the parking lot. It won't take long to go through these charming little buildings, and it's time well spent for kids and adults alike.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 19, 2024
  • MissHappyPatty
    Cleveland, Ohio161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, Educational Museum of American WWII History
    While vacationing from Ohio, we visited this small but impressive museum because we love American history. Its details how this geographical area played an important role in winning World War II and is quite educational; every child in America should have a field trip here. Docents were friendly, informative. Inter-active displays help you participate and become part of the time period. Although in my 70s, I learned a lot and makes me even prouder to be an American. Do not miss it. Buy from the gift store and give a donation.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2024
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Steve M
Pulaski, TN584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The museum focus more about area and what the people did to support the war effort. You need to watch the 10 minute video. You will find out the Germans were patrolling our eastern shore and sinking cargo ships before they come into port. The museum is also interactive with some of the exhibits on display. If you plan on going to the lighthouse, then you are better off to buy the combo. You can visit the lighthouse the next day.
Written June 6, 2021
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Amy W
Loganville, GA151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The building itself is gorgeous. The bathrooms were super nice and clean. There is a short movie to watch that was interesting about the shipyards of Brunswick. The museum part is pretty interesting, but I didn't get to really take the time to read everything with small kids with me. There were some hands-on things for the kids to do (some of it covered up for Covid).
Written January 4, 2021
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DrMichaelM
Palm Harbor31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This museum is outstanding! It teaches both local and naional history.It has some of the most hands-on exhibits I have ever seen for a history museum. My three and two year olds loved it. You can pretend to fly a blimp, digitally build a liberty ship and then watch a video on its actual history, learn about flags and knots, etc. There's also lots of movies and multi-media for younger kids. Even with all this, I still read lots of plaques and learned a tremenndous amount. All of the staff were helpful, plolite, and nice.
Written January 1, 2020
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Rebecca L
Atlanta, GA1,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Did you know the US used blimps during WWII to track German U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean? We learned this and many other facts during our visit to this museum. After watching a 10-minute film that explained the situation in the Atlantic during the early part of WWII, we walked through the exhibits.

A map showed us where the Esso Baton Rouge and the USS Oklahoma were torpedoed in 1943 just 14 miles away. The museum highlights the contributions of Glynn County during WWII, including the JA Jones Shipyard in nearby Brunswick that built Liberty ships and the Naval Air Station at Glynco that produced and serviced blimps.
Written January 1, 2021
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K Issa
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I visited the WW2 Homefront museum on St Simons on Presidents Day with a couple of friends, and had one of the best museum experiences I have ever had. The two gentlemen that greeted us were so nice and pleasant! Learned so many new things about the area and about all the activity going on during the war was fascinating. I will be back with more friends next time. Thanks for the great experience!
Written February 18, 2020
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LoveHis2ry
Newburgh9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This museum is small, but exhibits are remarkably well-organized and thoughtful. The docents are passionate about the history the museum represents and that passion enriches the visitor experience. Don't miss the orientation film. It is very informative and interesting.
Written September 17, 2020
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patriciabla
Clayton, GA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
A wonderful surprise. A museum for all ages as well as for those who enjoy history or not. Each room has a different emphasis and presented somewhat differently with unique interactions. Even with the coronavirus and some interactions restricted it is a well done museum.
Written June 3, 2020
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Thomas B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
For a very small museum there is a lot to see and do. Very interactive: you can build a ship, chart enemy planes, ties knots, listen to first hand action from a blimp pilot, and lots more. This is all from the perspective of a 77 year old. Can't speak to how it works for kids, but fabulous for us old folk!
Written March 29, 2021
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Jules
Forsyth, GA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Had a few hours to kill and decided to come here... it was a great decision. The staff was informative and friendly, and the buildings were kept clean (which is big for me). The museum itself was amazing! The content was interactive and interesting, and there was no shortage of information. This experience was fantastic and would recommend to any family looking for a fun, educational activity.
Written January 25, 2020
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journalmytrips
Georgia708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We have visited several museums and historic sites associated with World War 2. This one featured the history of what was happening on the home front during that war. You begin your tour with a video located in the first of two buildings that you can visit.
Some subjects presented were the sinking of ships by U-boats off the Atlantic coast and how blimps were used to help spot those submarines and the building of Liberty ships to support the war effort. There are people who work here who are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you plan to visit on a Sunday call ahead to confirm that they are open. We found two sites with two different times listed.
Written December 1, 2021
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