Temporarily CLOSED to the public until further notice in response to concerns about COVID-19. This closure is a precautionary measure and not a result of any local cases reported. We have been monitoring the guidelines from the CDC, White House, and State of Florida officials about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) over the last few weeks. This move is intended not only to protect our staff, visitors, and volunteers, but to contribute to the nationwide effort to prevent the spread of the disease. We will continue to assess and monitor the official guidance and will reopen at the earliest date feasible. During our closure we will be posting CGJ WWII related articles to our website and Facebook page.
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum was established to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at the camp during WWII. Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training Infantry Divisions and their support units in amphibious operations by U. S. Army Engineer Special Brigades [ESB]. This camp trained a quarter of a million people, closing in June of 1946. Three infantry divisions and two special brigades left here after receiving amphibious training to confront tyranny both in Europe and the Pacific. Learn about their dedication, fears and heroism at our museum. The museum is located at across the street from Carrabelle Beach. Admission is free and all visitors are welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!