Georgia WWII Heritage Trail Tour

      St. Simon's Island & St. Mary's, Georgia

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      4 reviews
      Jun 22, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50
      Georgia WWII Heritage Trail Tour
      St. Simon's Island & St. Mary's, Georgia

      4 reviews

      Jun 22, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50

      About this trip

      The tour will depart from the entrance at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia at 9:00 am and head south to the WWII Home Front Museum located in St. Simon's Island for a self-guided tour. A wonderful buffet-style lunch will be served at the Marshside Grill in Brunswick, Georgia.  The next tour stop is the St. Mary's Submarine Museum with a return trip back to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force,

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Modern, safe and reliable transportation aboard a comfortable 50-seat motor coach with on-board bathroom facilities and a dedicated driver.
      • VIP Museum Admissions
        All VIP admission costs are included.
      • Buffet Lunch
        A delicious buffet-style lunch at the famous Marshside Grill in Brunswick, Georgia (buffet and soft drink beverages)
      • On-Board Beverages
        Soft drinks and water will be provided.
      • Tour Leader
        Dedicated Tour Leader will be available throughout the entire tour.

      What’s not included

      • Alcoholic Beverages
        Alcoholic beverages are available and may be purchased at the Marshside Grill, but are not included in the tour package.

      Available Packages

      Home Front & St. Mary's Submarine Museum
      Available until June 15, 2024

      This one day tour begins with a 9:00am departure from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.  Our tour heads south to the WWII Home Front Museum located in St. Simon's Island.  We make a lunch stop at the Marshside Grill in Brunswick, GA followed by a trip the St. Mary's Submarine Museum in the south Georgia coast.  The tour concludes with a trip back at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

      $99

      Itinerary

      Georgia WWII Trail
      Georgia WWII Trail - WWII Home Front & St. Mary's Submarine Museums

      Learn about the contributions the great citizens of Georgia made to attain the ultimate victory in World War II.  This one day excursion will highlight three first-class museums along the eastern coast of Georgia.  


      The tour begins at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia where you can explore the rich historical legacy of the United States Eighth Air Force.  The tour will then head southward to the WWII Home Front Museum located in St. Simon's Island.  The fabulous museum tells the story of our Nation's contributions to war effort and highlights the Liberty ship assembly factory that was located nearby. 


      Our lunch stop will be at the Marshside Grill where we will enjoy a delicious buffet featuring fresh seafood from the area..  Our next stop will be to the St. Mary's Submarine Museum where will learn about our the history of submarine warfare.


      The tour then heads back to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

      Your Organizer


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      National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
      4 reviews
      The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located in Pooler, Georgia, USA. It is a world-class facility that tells the story of the "Mighty Eighth" from World War II to the present day. The museum's Educational Travel Program is widely recognized for its immersive experience and comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Air Force history, making it a highly sought-after offering. The Museum's international and domestic tour programs are constantly being improved to deliver top-quality experiences.

      Reviews

      This was very well planned and was exceptionally well customized to fit those on the tour who had specific needs and desires. The guide, Mark, went far beyond what was expected to make everyone have an experience of a lifetime. David, the tour manager, again and again came up with most helpful and charming moments that could have been missed otherwise. Their base knowledge on this field is amazing. They are a terrific team! The hotels were in great locations and quite comfortable but the most amazing features we found were the local people we were introduced to in so many places. In each case they were dedicated to preserving the history of the place and communicating it to our group. Again and again I found myself wanting to spend another day or two in the site or come again another day. We will certainly try to join another tour with this team in the near future. Bill Culp
      By William C for Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024 on Apr 17, 2024
      Mark Copeland orchestrated the outstanding "Black Week" trip we had the privilege of attending in October 2023. His in-depth preparation for visiting the airfields, historic sites, museums, pubs and selection of the accommodations was superb. This trip was beyond our expectations. Mark and tour manager, David Williams recreated and walked with us in the footsteps of my B-24 pilot father and all of the courageous young airmen during 1943-1945. To stand on the runways and hardstands, to be in the control towers and in the decision making offices of the Mighty Eighth at Pinetree was an unforgettable experience. Being at Thorpe Abbotts with Lucky Lucadoo, the 100th Air Refueling wing and Color Guard on the 80th anniversary of the Bloody Hundredth's fateful week, was extremely moving. Mark created a very personal experience for us with his museum contacts at my father's base, station 114 at Hethel. On 11, October 2023, the 389th Exhibition Memorial was specially opened for us by 7 volunteers with a private tour. Being there was heartfelt for me. The thrill of receiving, at the farewell dinner in London, the flag which flew at the base during our tour was indescribable. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!
      By Karen H for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Nov 02, 2023
      Karen, Having you and Don on the trip was very special and I was thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit Hethel where your father proudly served during WWII. Thank you for your kind words and positive review!! Mark Copeland
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      JS
      This trip far surpassed our expectations!! The trip was well planned. There was adequate time given to us to see everything at each of our destinations. Lodging and transportation were wonderful!! Food was exceptional!! There was never a time that we were hungry!! The greatest piece of the trip was having a WWII Veteran with us who experienced “Black Week” first hand. His stories and experiences made everything so real. We were treated like royalty throughout the trip. Mark and David were awesome hosts and exceptionally knowledgeable!! We would recommend this trip to everyone!!
      By Jacqueline S for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Oct 31, 2023
      Jackie, Thank you for your kind words, I truly appreciate it!! Having you and Kent on the trip was an honor and I am so happy that you enjoyed it!! Your recommendation is appreciated greatly, Jackie!!
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      Where do I begin!!!!! Over and above expectations for sure. From the time I landed I experienced beautiful acommodations and quality service from every hotel I were in....one was better then the last. The food was....well above full-filling and delicious and well plated. All destinations were just planned and put together for this special 80th event. The 2 host for the tour and the driver were perfect for a very rememberable trip I was waiting for. Thank you Mark, David and Kevin Nancy E Brennan
      By Nancy E B for Roger A. Freeman - 80th Anniversary Commemoration of "Black Week" Tour on Oct 19, 2023
      Nancy, Thank you very much for your kind review!! It was an honor and a pleasure to have you, your sister and your brother-in-law on the trip. I hope that we fulfilled your expectations and that the tour will be a lifelong memory for you. Your father was special man and true patriot. I'm so happy that we could connect all of you to further cherish his memory. Thank you again for your kind words, Nancy!! Mark Copeland Director of Educational Travel National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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