World War II Home Front Museum
Glynn County, GA, USA
On December 8, 2018 – exactly 77 years after America entered WWII, we opened the World War II Home Front Museum in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The 3,595 square-foot Home Front Museum—built in the refurbished Coast Guard Station and boat house—tells the stories of navy pilots, blimp crews, Civil Air Patrolmen, radar operators, shipyard workers, Coast Guardsmen and civilians who united as a community to defend the coast and the nation from the ever-present threat of Axis attacks. Personal stories of these men, women and children who lived in Coastal Georgia at the time are told throughout the museum, using interviews, artifacts, documents, and photographs from the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s collection
The museum located at the historic Coast Guard Station and Boat House on St. Simons Island represents the only county nationwide to operate three critical strategic facilities during WWII: a Liberty shipyard, an airship base, and naval radar training facilities.
State-of-the-art exhibits provide authentic and meaningful activities for visitors of all ages to engage in, as they learn about this critical period in our nation’s history.
Coastal Georgia Historical Society
This museum has great stories and a big heart. Our partners were so passionate, dedicating every day for the past few years to bringing these inspiring local stories to life.