Smithsonian Museum Day at Camp Gordon Johnston
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, FL 32322

Phone Number
(850) 697-8575



Smithsonian Museum Day at Camp Gordon Johnston

10 am-5 pm

FREE Admission but donations are welcome!

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will open the doors to its museum free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

“We are honored to be part of the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! celebration for the 11th year in a row and it is especially meaningful and poignant this year as it will be our last event in the Carrabelle City Complex location” stated David Butler, Board of Directors, Camp Gordon Johnston WW II Museum. “Next year, Camp Gordon Johnston Museum’s participation in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! celebration will occur at 1873 U.S. Highway 98 West in our permanent museum building!”

During this special event, come enjoy:

·         Actual Army training films taken throughout Franklin County during WWII. See what the area was like back in the 1940s.

·         Antique Military Vehicles

·         Meet military veterans

·         5,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos and memorabilia

·         Last event at the current museum location 

·         Extended Hours  (10 am – 5 pm)

·         Complimentary Refreshments

Also be sure to check out the wonderful gift shop filled with unique military gifts and souvenirs.

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is currently located within the Carrabelle City Complex (1001 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322) and honors the soldiers, sailors and other military as well as civilian personnel who trained and worked here during the WWII years. In honor of the Smithsonian Museum Day promotion, the museum will be open for extended hours on Saturday, September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm. The museum’s normal operating hours are Monday thru Thursday from 1- 4 pm, Friday from 12–4 pm and Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

For more information, please visit or contact Camp Gordon Johnston Museum at (850) 697-8575 or .

This event is funded, in part, by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.



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