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National 8th Air Force Museum Memorial Gardens
The National Museum of the Eighth Air Force Memorial Gardens is adjacent to the Museum itself and it really neat. Perfect side-tour to the museum itself, and a great way to get outside and reflect on all the monuments to the people and units who made up the Mighty 8th Air Force. (WW II)

Your admission to the museum covers this tour outside as well, complete with a realistic church you might find in East Anglia, Great Britain!

This museum is well worth the journey - prepare to spend most of a day here - half a day at minimum! Many aircraft, displays and things to see inside and out!

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Fly into SAV and rent a car. Once in the car...
The Museum is conveniently located off of I-95 at exit 102 Pooler, GA. Just 2 miles south of the Savannah International Airport exit and minutes away from the heart of downtown Savannah, GA From I-95 North: Take I-95 North to exit 102 and turn right. Take a left at first light (behind Cracker Barrel). From I-95 South: Take I-95 South to exit 102 and turn left. Take a left at second light (behind Cracker Barrel). From Downtown: Take Hwy 80 (Bay Street) west toward Garden City/Pooler. Travel approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto Bourne Avenue, just before I-95 entrance ramps.

Background:
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is just n.e. of I-95 exit 102 at 175 Bourne Ave. The 90,000-square-foot museum engages visitors in the story of American air power from World War II through today. Features include a World War II era B-17 Flying Fortress, Memorial Gardens, Chapel of the Fallen Eagles, which honors the 26,000 Eighth Air Force members who died in battle during World War II. Also available are Escape and Evasion, a replica of an underground escape network for downed pilots, a research center with a more than 10,000-volume library and archives containing oral histories, period photographs and wartime journals. Additional exhibits include the Tuskegee Airmen and the Fly Girls of World War II who provided fighter support and relief to Eighth Air Force bombers. During the “Mission Experience” multimedia presentation, visitors can relive a day in the life of a B-17 crewman; the presentation uses actual footage of a Berlin bombing run. An interactive waist gunner exhibit encourages visitors to test their skills at aerial combat. Static aircraft displayed include a B-17 Flying Fortress, an F-4C Phantom, a B-47 Stratojet Bomber, a Russian-built MiG-17 and a PT-17 Stearman Kaydet bi-plane. Many of the museum's exhibits feature video monitors showing film footage from World War II as well as personal interviews with veterans. Food is available Mon.-Fri. 11-3. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
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Website http://www.mightyeighth.org/
Phone Number 912-748-8888
Categories Restaurants,Museums,Other
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (448 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Monday, June 27, 2016
Recommended Airport
Name SAV-SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTL
Distance Transportation Available, distance unknown
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 10/28 - 9351 x 150 feet, Concrete, in Good condition
Control Tower Unknown
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