Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
1873 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle, FL 32322 - United States
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, currently located at 1873 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle, Florida, was established to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at the camp during WWII. Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 in Carrabelle, FL for the sole purpose of training Infantry Divisions and their support units in amphibious operations by U. S. Army Engineer Special Brigades [ESB]. This camp trained a quarter of a million men, closing in June of 1946. Three infantry divisions and two special brigades left here after receiving amphibious training to confront tyranny both in Europe and the Pacific.
The Museum displays 4,000 square feet of history relating to the camp and the units that trained here and tells stories of those service men and women who were stationed here or locals residents who served in WWII.
Come see artifacts, photos, memorabilia and stories of members of the Armed Forces as well as local and civil servant personnel who trained and worked here during the WWII years. Learn about their dedication, fears and heroism at our museum. Enjoy a self-guided tour through our wonderful newly created displays. Guided tours are also available with advanced request.
We are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. (For Smithsonian Day, we will be open 10 am to 5 pm.)
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is excited be celebrating Smithsonian Day for the 14th year in a row.
In honor of this year's theme, "Earth Optimism", Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will highlight conservation practices common to WWII. On the home front, people faced extreme shortages and became masters at recycling and repurposing practically everything. People reused items over and over and adapted them for different purposes to make do and not waste. Ration cards were the norm.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.