National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Type: History Museums, Military, Museums
Located in Pooler, a burgeoning area in Southwest Savannah, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a must-see for those interested in learning more about aviation history. The museum... Read More
Located in Pooler, a burgeoning area in Southwest Savannah, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a must-see for those interested in learning more about aviation history. The museum tells the history of the Eighth Air Force Division, which was activated in Savannah in 1942, just 53 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 1 million men and women have served in the division, which played a pivotal role in World War II, flying bombing missions over Nazi Germany. The impressive museum pays homage to the division's service in that war and the ones that followed. Among the displays are retired aircraft including a B-47 Stratojet, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17A and F-4C Phantom, which are located on the museum's grounds. Other exhibits include a Prelude to World War II gallery, art gallery, POW exhibit, Post WWII exhibit and memorial gardens, among others.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $10; Senior $9; Child (6-12) $6; Child (5 and under) Free
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Be sure to grab lunch at Miss Sophie's, the museum's cafe, which features authentic Southern and British cuisine."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Kids will love the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force's magnificent aircraft, while adults will be moved by the division's role in WWII.