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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

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Address: 1001 Gray Ave, Carrabelle, FL 32322-6847
Phone Number:
+1 850-697-8575
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The WWII museum is amazing! Goosebumps all the way through ❤,Carrabelle is where the troops trained to land on the beaches of Normandy,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrissy T
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The WWII museum is amazing! Goosebumps all the way through ❤,Carrabelle is where the troops trained to land on the beaches of Normandy,

Thank Chrissy T
Fulton, Missouri
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amount of material to cover was overwhelming. We needed a docent or audio system to help us out, but this is not a wealthy community. It was worth the trip to this historical place with such great potential.

Thank travelinondownthroad
Contoocook, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a little hard to find but worth finding. Even if you are not a history buff you will find some tings to interest you, there are so many different item and displays. It serves as a reminder for times almost vanished from our modern memories. Thankfully for the visitor and the archives and relics the museum will... More 

Thank uglifish
Crystal River, Florida
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We found this to be extremely interesting. We knew nothing at all about the WWII training conducted here. The host was quite knowledgeable and answered questions. The displays were fantastic in presenting the life experienced here by soldiers being trained for the D-Day invasion. A must see for any history buffs.

Thank John W
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388 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Thanks to this museum, people can learn about the amphibious WWII soldiers who trained in the area. Items of interest include: newspaper headlines, camp equipment, uniforms, and photos. A film shares what went on at the five camps. The museum has plenty of room to grow since it's move to the new location.

Thank Sue N
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It is great to see a small town making such an effort to maintain the history of the American effort during WWll. The museum just takes donations now but they have an aggressive plan to move into new quarters in 2017. The quality of their work now leads me to believe that the new facility will become a major attraction... More 

Thank Richard L
Fitzgerald, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This location is full of history. Military was trained for D Day here. It is full of so much history. Expect to spend many hours here.

Thank Donna B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have visited several World War II museums and this one was a special surprise. I saw many things I had not see at the other museums. The newspaper clippings were a real treat. To read articles about minor happenings during this time was very enlightening. Alot was going on behind the scenes during the war. The donated articles were... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Attended the special event Sept 24. Loads of history info on WW1-Vietnam. Interesting memorabilia to acquaint you with different eras of war history. During event showcased antique vehicles and told of Carrabelle's participation in the amphiban training.

Thank Jean P
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is in a nearly empty school building, with exhibits occupying several classrooms. I had hope to get a feel for how Comp Gordon Johnson impacted and used this vast area, and in this I was disappointed. There were a number of uniforms, medal, and this of this nature, but virtually no machinery, and virtually nothing in the way... More 

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