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, vehicles, 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. Be sure to check out our recently constructed Motor Pool building housing our WWII DUKW, Jeep and Lieferwagen. Enjoy a self-guided tour through our wonderful newly created displays. Guided tours are also available with advanced request.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. (For Smithsonian Day, we will be open 10 am to 5 pm.)
Come see our new vintage vehicle building now housing our WWII DUKW, Jeep and Lieferwagen. We will also have a new scavenger hunt available in honor of Smithsonian Day. In addition, a special exhibit, "The Atomic Bomb in WWWII" will be on display. This exhibit will explore what made these bombs so destructive, and how they were kept secret. Learn about the people, the places, the science and the aftermath of this significant event that ended WWII. Visitors can use a Geiger counter to measure the radioactivity of samples of uraninite and trinitite, and see vintage film of the aftermath of the bombs in Japan
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