Street Address
175 Bourne Avenue
Pooler, GA 31322
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 1992
Savannah, GA 31402
phone: 912-748-8888
e-mail: marketing@mightyeighth.org
web: www.mightyeighth.org
Hours
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
Library Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Adults $10
Seniors, AARP, AAA members $9.00
Active Duty Military $6.00
Children 6-12 $6.00
Children under 6 free
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Mr. Barry M. Buxton, President
phone: 912-748-8888

Description

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum places a high priority on educational programs for school groups and other visitors. The Museum plays an integral role within the educational community; over 15,000 students participate in annual field trips to the Museum. The Museum was officially recognized in 2003 by the State of Georgia as a Center for Character Education. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum has accepted the challenge of sharing the positive character traits demonstrated by the men and women of the 8th Air Force.

Museum planners traveled throughout the United States and Europe, visiting museums and talking with staff from these institutions. The very best elements found among these facilities were then combined to create a dramatic 90,000-square foot museum complex.

In the Meetings and Special Events Department, we offer full meeting, event, and wedding planning services. We are here to handle for you as much as you would like us to, or simply give you referrals to the areas most popular and respected vendors. If you have preferred vendors you would like to work with, we will coordinate with them.

Plan to spend the day enjoying one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences. With vintage aircraft, artifacts, photographs, the thrilling “Mission Experience,” and personal stories, this Museum has it all!

Mission

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum preserves for all Americans the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present.

History

In 1983, Major General Lewis E. Lyle, USAF Retired, a B-17 veteran of 70 combat missions during World War II, and with the help of other veterans, began planning a museum. The Museum would honor the men and women who helped defeat Nazi aggression by serving in or supporting the greatest air armada the world had ever seen—the 8th Air Force. These individuals pledged themselves to honor the courage and commitment of more than 350,000 members of the 8th Air Force. Of this number, 26,000 were killed in action and 28,000 became prisoners of war during World War II.

On May 14, 1996, to the applause of 5,000 8th Air Force veterans, their families, dignitaries, and supporters, the vision became a reality with the dedication of The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia, just west of Savannah.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Restaurant

Group Tours