Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
Pooler, GA 31322
Monday - Sunday: 9:00a - 5:00p
Note: Located in Pooler, GA 14 Miles, 20-25 minutes via I-16 W and I-95 N.
Or, 11 Miles, 20-25 mins. via US-25 W (E Bay Street) and US-80 W.
Visit one of the world's most powerful museum experiences, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. This 90,000-square-foot museum is dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the Eighth Air Force, the "greatest air armada of all time."
The famous World War II squadron the Mighty Eighth Air Force was formed in Savannah in January 1942. Within one month, they were shipped out to the United Kingdom. Flying Royal Air Force aircraft, the Mighty Eighth became the largest air force of the period. Exhibits at this museum begin with the prelude to World War II and the rise of Adolf Hitler, and continue through Desert Storm.
As you approach the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum you will see two aircraft that frame the entrance. One is the Russian built Mig-17 which bears the distinctive insignia and camouflage pattern of the North Vietnamese Air Force. The second aircraft is the F-4C Phantom.
You can see vintage aircraft, fly a simulated bombing mission with a B-17 crew, test your skills as a waist gunner, and view interviews with courageous World War II vets. The museum also has three theaters, an art gallery, a 7,000-volume library, archives, a memorial garden, a chapel, and a museum store.
Located in the Memorial Garden is a B-47 Stratojet. It was America's first swept-wing jet bomber. The B-47 played a vital role in deterring Soviet nuclear aggression.
The Mighty Eighth Air Force 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.
Plan to spend the day enjoying the museum experiences and the history of the 8th Air Force during World War II. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is an experience not to be missed while visiting Savannah!