15 Unforgettable Military Attractions in Georgia
Learn about battles fought near and far at these fascinating museums, historic sites and military memorials in Georgia.
Third Infantry Division Museum
Third Infantry Division Museum in Hinesville is the largest military post east of the Mississippi River. Inside the museum, Liberty County’s military heritage is showcased in ever-changing exhibits featuring objects from WW11, Desert Storm, and present-day military activities.
Currahee Military Museum
Currahee Military Museum in historic downtown Toccoa’s restored train depot, is home to the WWII history of approximately 17,000 soldiers that trained at Camp Toccoa to become paratroopers.
American Legion Military Museum and Post Cafe
American Legion Military Museum and Post Cafe in Trenton features artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with special emphasis on personal displays of local residents during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe was the first major Civil War battlefield set aside as a memorial to the soldiers who fought there. Take a self-guided tour of the 5,200-acre battlefield and hear an audio tape tell of the three-day conflict that claimed 34,000 Union and Confederate casualties.
Walk of Memories Alpharetta American Legion Post 201
Walk of Memories Alpharetta American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta pays tribute through a walkway composed of more than 7,000 bricks, to all Georgians who served in the military and died.
U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum
U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum in Augusta is a permanent historical and educational institution, providing training and education to soldiers, military dependents and the general public on all aspects of the history of the Signal Corps, the development of Fort Gordon and vicinity, and the U.S. Army.
Veterans Wall of Honor
The Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough is an 80-foot-long granite monument that sits on a 2.5 acre hilltop site in the historic Heritage Park. The wall honors all veterans, living and deceased, for their service and sacrifices to secure our freedom.
Heritage Park Veterans Museum
The Heritage Park Veterans Museum in McDonough tells a story – from the array of uniforms, some of which date back to World War I, to the rations, equipment and supplies – all of it is displayed to give the public a true sense of the life of a soldier.
Gwinnett’s Fallen Heroes Memorial
Gwinnett’s Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville pays tribute to all Gwinnett residents who died in the line of duty in military or public safety service. From native Americans “who were the first to love this land,” to the most recent casualties, the memorial honors about 700 individuals, organized by categories of service.
6th Cavalry Museum
6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe preserves the rich military history of the “Fighting Sixth” Cavalry, stationed at The Post at Fort Oglethorpe 1919 – 1942. The museum houses artifacts, uniforms, weapons, accouterments, photos, a Patton Tank and authentic WWII vehicles.
Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville National Cemetery.
The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum
The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum in Andersonville is home to Civil War uniforms, guns, flags,revolvers, carbines, muskets and Civil War swords.
National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center in Columbus salutes soldiers in a 190,000-square-foot facility nestled where Columbus meets Fort Benning. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the American Infantryman and preserves one of the greatest collections of military artifacts.
Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park
Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park in Kingsland stands as a reminder to all Americans that we will never forget the brave men and women who have serve, and are currently serving, in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. The Memorial Park pays tribute to the American servicemen and women who have fought and lost their lives in service for the protections of our freedom.
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler is dedicated to preserving the history and stories of the Eighth Air Force. Hear the unforgettable stories of bravery, experience a bomber mission and briefing, and see the ongoing restoration of the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress “City of Savannah” inside the Museum’s Combat Gallery.