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 one of the world’s most powerful museum experiences. With vintage aircraft, artifacts, photographs, the thrilling “Mission Experience”, and personal stories. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum has it all!
Group tours require a minimum of 12 people and packages must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Two aircraft frame the approach to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. The first aircraft was introduced in 1951. The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17A remained on the frontline of duty with many Warsaw Pact countries and their client states well into the 1980s. The MiG-17 went into action in Vietnam and in many of the African and Middle-Eastern conflicts of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. This Russian-built MiG-17 bears the distinctive insignia and camouflage pattern of the North Vietnamese Air Force. This aircraft is owned by the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. The second aircraft in the approach to the museum, the F-4C Phantom, was originally designed for use onboard Navy aircraft carriers. In 1962 the Air Force adopted a ground attack version of the F-4. This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
To emphasize the role of the United States Air Force during the Cold War years, the Memorial Garden includes a B-47 Stratojet. This aircraft was America’s first swept-wing jet bomber. The B-47 played a vital role in deterring Soviet nuclear aggression. This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force.