World War II Home Front Museum

Discover Coastal Georgia’s extraordinary contributions to winning World War II.

Test your skills as a plane spotter watching the skies for enemy aircraft. Train to direct fighter pilots like the officers at Naval Air Station St. Simons. Build a Liberty ship to transport critical supplies to troops overseas. Experience all this and more in the immersive galleries and interactives at the World War II Home Front Museum.

The Museum is housed in the Historic St. Simons Coast Guard Station, built in 1936. Step back to April 8, 1942 when the crew from this station rescued survivors of two American ships torpedoed by a German U-boat 13 miles off St. Simons Island. Visitors of all ages will be inspired by the stories of ordinary Americans doing their part to win the war.

We are recruiting volunteer docents for the Home Front Museum! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in learning about and sharing our community’s home front history. Register on our Volunteer page or call (912) 634-7093 for more information.

Plan Your Visit

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Coast Guard Station History

Learn more about the history of the St. Simons Coast Guard Station.

Coast Guard Station Architecture

Learn more about the architecture of the St. Simons Coast Guard Station.


The Museum is full of interesting oral histories. We invite you to hear an excerpt from Stanley Altman who served as a Navy gunner on several Liberty Ships.