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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

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Address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322
Phone Number:
+1 912-748-8888
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Great for all ages!

This museum has many interactive exhibits and is very well organized. It is visually stunning and the planes inside of the museum are incredible. The gardens outside are beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has many interactive exhibits and is very well organized. It is visually stunning and the planes inside of the museum are incredible. The gardens outside are beautiful and the chapel is very peaceful. My boyfriend (Who is really a child in an adult's body) and I had a great time and we will definitely be back.

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a history museum, not an airplane museum, although there are airplanes displayed. The signage is very informative, the lighting is great, the exhibits are outstanding, and the flow, including seating, is good. This is a must-see for anyone interested in the accomplishments of the Mighty Eighth during World War II. We spent approximately 2 hours there, but could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of the Eighth Air Force is a step back in time during World War 2, Korea, the Cold War and Vietnam. Although the foot print of the museum is fairly small, it it layed out to take you on a journey through time. Excellent layout to tell the story of the Mighty Eighth. And telling the story it... More 

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Elizabethtown, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top notch museum. It is predominantly about WWII but expanding to the modern day Air Force. It has awesome exhibits and a friendly and helpful staff to help guide you. It also has a nice memorial park and church onsite. One of the better museums I've visited.

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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This museum does a fantastic job of communicating the cost of war. The films they have put together are better than most museums, and the staff is knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Be sure to walk around the garden and check out the chapel. I wouldn't plan on eating there, just go and emmerse yourself in the cost of war for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very large museum that winds around through different exhibits, sometimes becoming a little confusing to navigate. There are three videos designed to give the viewer a feel for being in a B-29 Flying Fortress in combat. It was quite an experience. There is a memorial garden outside in honor of past servicemen and women. A section inside... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very interesting, knowledgeable people working there. Do not miss this if you are staying in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As a two year retiree transplant from the Washington DC area, and very interested in WWII history, I have been meaning to visit this nearby museum-and holiday visitors finally gave me the impetus. The Mighty 8th delivered beyond my expectations. While it doesn't pretend to be the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, what it promises to do--give one a deep... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took our dad to the Mighty Eighth Museum over the holidays. He's always been interested in the history of the United States' involvement in WWII. I had been to meetings at this museum twice in the past but did not have the time to walk through the museum either of those times. The number of artifacts on display is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Though not great military or WWII scholars my spouse and I really enjoyed the exhibits the movies and the added information of the volunteer interpreter which made for an enjoyable afternoon visit. Next time we'd go early and stop for lunch too.

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