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“Keep The Memories Alive!”

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Pooler
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Like most museums, this marvelous place is filled with a myriad of artifacts (including a B-17 under restoration), photos and other items that are associated with the relatively short period of time when tens of thousands of young American men and women significantly contributed to saving the world during WW II and afterwards. We owe our freedom to them. Imagine the alternative. When you tour this place, think about those people, people just like you, who served willingly or not, and who gave their lives for us. That's what this place is all about... and if you're lucky, you might hear the stories directly from someone who served or who is related to someone who did. It's quite moving, to say the least. Now, more than 65 years after the end of WW II and many years since the other major world events in with the Mighty Eighth participated, the people are dying off and the memories are fading. "What does it matter anymore?" kids say. "Who were we fighting back then, anyway? I forget." If you're a parent or a teacher, don't let this happen. Get your kids, young or old, over to this museum and get them to appreciate first hand how grateful they should be to those who served in the Mighty Eighth (as well as to all veterans). This is a great place when you concentrate on what they did. Keep those memories alive!

Thank AlPhD
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

You are greeted by a veteran when you arrive and he tells you all about the Mighty Eighth before you start your tour so that you have a general idea of what is to come. They also have veterans in the major attractions to further describe what is to come. It feels very personal as you tour because it is not too large and you have very personal attention as you make your way through the exhibits.

Thank LollyK050
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

excellent museum, had a tour with an ex seviceman and watched some films. a really great display, didn't go out into the memorial garden because of the weather, when you have finished there is an excellant shop.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The staff was friendly and the tour was great. It was nice to have more information on those that fought for us

Thank MichelleN928
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Really nice museum for a history nut such as myself. It's right next to I 95, so take the time to visit on you next trip to or from Florida.

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