For all you history buffs and airplane fanatics out there, you don’t want to miss out on this interesting activity. When you come to stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn this summer, you will have the opportunity to take a step back in time. One of the most moving museums in Savannah is Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. After visiting all the fantastic exhibits, you will be changed forever. Here is an overview of what the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is all about.
Preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a fantastic place to gain deeper insight into the lives of generations past. Take an incredible adventure through this fantastic Museum and be moved by the stories of past men and women.
This excellent Museum on the air war during World War II is heart wrenching and informative. The Museum presents an overview of the 8th Air Force that was based out of Savannah as well many other units. Visitors will be moved by the documentaries of the aircrews that served this great country! Your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum will be the most talked-about experiences after your trip to Savannah.
Located in Pooler, Georgia, in the western suburbs of the historic riverfront city of Savannah, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories. Throughout the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed, a Bf 109G Messerschmitt fighter, and a P-51 Mustang fighter.
Directly outside the Museum are the memorial gardens. The gardens features a B-47 Stratojet, a key aircraft used by the United States during the Cold War years; it could fly at high altitudes to avoid detection. Make sure to take time and wander around this amazing aircraft.
After strolling through the Museum and Gardens, make sure to stop by the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. Visitors have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans as they visit the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. This stunning stone chapel, which is constructed to resemble an English chapel, gives visitors a place to quietly reflect. Weddings and Memorials are held in the chapel. Nearby is the Garden of Folded Wings Columbarium, which provides an honored and reverent, yet unique final resting place for those who recognize and support the importance of the role of the US Armed Forces.
If you wish to take a group tour, you must have a minimum of 15 people. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Don’t miss out on this once in a life time experience!
As you are planning your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, don’t forget to find a place to stay! The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is a charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of Savannah. The Inn is less than 30 minutes away from the Museum, making it the ideal place to which to return after wandering through the fantastic Museum. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose! We can’t wait to see you soon!
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