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“Unknown spot of local history”
Review of Camp Shanks Museum

Camp Shanks Museum
Reviewed 18 August 2016

In Oangeburg, NY there is a little know museum that marks the last place that many US service men called home before shipping off to WW II in Europe. Only open on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day the Camp Shanks Museum is a look into the life of solders before the shipped off to fight. Some stayed a few days, some weeks some longer, but all would eventually be shipped out at 1st by train to NYC to board ships. lLater ships came up the Hudson River to the Piermont Pier and the men would simply mark the few miles down to the pier and then off to either the UK or France. Many never to return. The came would also be used to house Italian and German POW's and at the end of the war the place US military would come back to before shipping home. At the end of the war many had thier trip home delayed so that they could take part in the victory parade in NYC. Not far up the road is the Camp Shanks Memorial. To enter the Museum it is free but they do ask for a donation

Date of experience: August 2016
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