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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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Professionally presented museum about the Eight

We visited this museum after flying in late morning on a Thursday. The museum is one exit away from the airport. Expecting a small museum, my husband were presently surprised... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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Twin Cities
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Took my kids on the 28th to the 8th Air Force Museum when we arrived we went immediately to go and look at the exhibits my children were well behaved and kept close to me we went to go into a movie type exhibit and we're shooed away as there was some kind of private tour going on later in... More 

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Twin Cities
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We visited this museum after flying in late morning on a Thursday. The museum is one exit away from the airport. Expecting a small museum, my husband were presently surprised. The facility was large with lots of displays. They had presentation that took you through the day in a life of a pilot that was a mix of a live... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The deal here is the story of the Eighth and the people that made it the legend that it was. They started with 60 WWII vet docents and are down to one. He is incredible and the other docents have strong ties to the Eighth and it shows. This was one of the most meaningful museum visits I have ever... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This wonderful, informative air museum has much to offer to all ages and interests. From the planes to the displays, from the art work to the beautiful chapel, from the experience sites to the garden of remembrance, from the gift shop to Miss Sophie's English Diner, this museum is a must stop for vacationers and locals alike.

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had many of our group of 110 visitors this great place. This was not my first time but it was for many of the group. This time, we had 5 of us and all veterans. We had a wonderful time, the interactive displays mixed with the static displays allowed one to stroll history and appreciate the sacrifices. Then add... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place is much larger than it looks like from the outside. Very nice displays of old uniforms and equipment, historical explanations, explanations and examples of how local folks hid airmen who were shot down, videos, etc., in addition to the B-17 bomber and other airplanes. Very nice chapel on the grounds, although it is a little disconcerting to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Great venue for our professional association meeting. Staff was wonderful. The rotunda provided a perfect backdrop for our awards ceremony.

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Mantua, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a cool place, not what I expected. Very informative. Couldn't spent the entire day. Would highly recommend for any history fans or just the day to day tourists.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Man, I know so little of the WWII Army Air Corps and this place taught me much. I spent 6 hours in this museum and still did not see everything. MAKE THIS A DESTINATION.

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Caryville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a fascinating museum even if you are not military minded. Very good history of WWII and the start of our air force. Tributes to the Europeans who aided our downed airmen that I have never seen any place else. A restoration team works there restoring the historic planes. A memorial garden and a chapel for weddings is also... More 

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