Over 300,000 citizens from the state of Georgia served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. Thousands more civilian workers played a key role in the rapidly expanding wartime industries. Several military installations were established throughout the state where servicemen and women were trained in many forms of warfare, which included all aspects of the Armed Forces. When the United States mobilized for war, the citizens of the state of Georgia enthusiastically answered the call to serve.
Georgia citizens were heavily involved behind the expansive war effort. From two Liberty shipyards to munitions production, thousands of job opportunities were made available to the civilian population of Georgia. Their dedication and patriotic duty had a profound and significant impact to America’s ultimate victory.
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force has designed an exclusive tour featuring some of these important sites that are a part of WWII history in Georgia. The Georgia WWII Trail Tour offered by the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is a luxurious two and a half day journey that will take you throughout South Central Georgia to six world class museums. You will travel in a safe, reliable and air-conditioned 50-seat motor coach with two overnight stops in Douglas, GA and Columbus, GA. We have selected clean, comfortable hotel properties to assure your comfort and safety. Our dining experiences will range from traditional southern cuisine to the opulence of a fine dining experience at the National Infantry Museum.
The tour will be led by the Director of Educational Travel of the National Eighth Air Force Museum, Mark Copeland. Educational material will be distributed throughout the journey to fully brief you on each of our stops.
This package is for any single traveler and is for one (1) participant in a private room.
This package is for anyone wishing to stay in a double occupancy room with two (2) people and 2 beds or a single King-size bed. Please provide the name of the guest you will be sharing with during the booking process
Monday, October 23, 2023
Our group will gather for a special evening at 5:00 pm at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for a private Georgia WWII Heritage Trail Tour - Welcome Dinner. Our guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and presentation about the tour.
For those who are from out of town and require overnight hotel accommodations we have secured a special tour guest rate at:
Embassy Suites Hotel
145 Mulberry Boulevard
Pooler, GA 31322
(Monday night hotel accommodations are not included in the tour package price.)