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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322-9516
+1 912-748-8888
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Nice, focused museum

Whereas most military museums tend to focus on the equipment, this one was more about the people... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hammon
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South Carolina
B-52 bomber - exhibits are great

People are friendly and museum is great. The planes are maintained on site. Great for family or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
candicepeters73
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Savannah, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“during wwii” (35 reviews)
“men and women” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322-9516
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whereas most military museums tend to focus on the equipment, this one was more about the people and units who made up the 8AF. We really enjoyed the presentation that told the story of a day in the life of an aircrew. You can do...More

Thank Hammon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People are friendly and museum is great. The planes are maintained on site. Great for family or an individual on a lazy day.

Thank candicepeters73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impossible to describe in detail because it is so extensive, but basically tells the story of the Eighth Army Air Forces during World War Two, and is home to one of the few B-17 Flying Fortress bombers in existence. Beautiful and meticulous exhibits both indoors...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually these museums have a lot of airplanes but this one has one inside and 3 outside. Its focus is on very interesting displays of WWII from the prelude to war to the Mission Experience. I especially liked the Deenethorpe Diorama of an Air Force...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum appeals to me like Earth's gravity appeals to the moon. It's a well thought out place with very informative displays and very helpful employees and volunteers who are more than happy to explain anything you may have a question about. "If we forget...More

Thank catchman22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband visited here while spending a long weekend in Savannah. I was only a 20 minute drive from the historic district. We really enjoyed reading all the history and participating in the movies and the flight experience!

Thank Trnelson87
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I expected this museum to have more planes but was disappointed in that. It has some excellent information about the 8th and many of the units which made it up but has a very glaring omission--it has no feature on the 4th Fighter Group which...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

They have multiple real airplanes, which are very interesting. They have many memorials to the people who served there. A very realistic experience.

Thank Olaf S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed going through this museum. There's plenty of things to check out both inside and outside. The story of the Mighty Eighth is very interesting. While there, grab a delicious chopped steak sandwich at Western Sizzlin. You'll be glad you did.

Thank TechdrawSB
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We were spending a week in Hilton Head and decided to take the short drive over to Pooler and check out the Mighty Eighth Air Force museum on a rained out day. It is very much worth the short drive and even more worth the...More

Thank vol27970
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James G
6 November 2016|
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Response from 04DTS | Reviewed this property |
I'd plan at least 4 hours. If you are really into the 8th air force, you could easily spend an entire dady
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Patrick T
21 October 2016|
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Response from dklin033 | Reviewed this property |
Seven days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM
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susanrose223
1 March 2016|
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Response from MightyEighthMuseum | Property representative |
Our Senior discount is $9, Active Duty Military discount is $6, and Retired Military is $9 We hope you will come visit us!
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