The Oregon Coast Military Museum, a 501c3 non-profit, opened its doors in Florence, on the Oregon coast, on July 4th, 2015, after a seven-year effort by locals to build a museum to honor the more-than 20% of Florence-area residents who are Veterans. Intended to honor all eras of military heritage and all disciplines of military service, it is a small museum in comparison to other military museums around the country. The 3,000-square foot display space is filled with life-sized dioramas depicting scenes from WWI to Vietnam, plus a scaled diorama of a typical Iraqi village depicting a US military convoy traveling through.Oregon Coast Military Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
While small by museum standards, this facility is jam-packed with artifacts, mementos and experiences all in an effort to serve the Museum’s mission “To Honor our Veterans by Educating Our Public.” In addition to a small gift shop, the Museum also features a small theater showing military documentaries, a USO Canteen, and a lending library.
Our initial membership drive to generate seed money, support and public awareness in the early days of our effort was the ‘Kilroy Corps’. Like the urban legend, ‘Kilroy Was Here’ borne of WWII, these Kilroy Corps members have the distinction of being there before all others and are named on a display in our gift shop.
Situated on Kingwood Street adjacent to the Florence Municipal Airport, the Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10-4. Be sure to visit this site when you’re traveling the Oregon coast.
Oregon Coast Military Museum reviews
Great museum. Packed with stuff. Civil war to Iraq war. So much stuff to see. We glanced over much and spent an hour. $5 to enter. Less for veterans. more »
Good collection of military memorabilia: medals, uniforms, signage, etc. We especially liked the two films: One on WWI history and the other Women pilots during WWII. Ticket discount available to... more »
It's a good museum. There's nothing special here, however. I think the most interesting exhibit was the letter written to a wife whose husband was missing in action. Quite a few old world war II weapons.
I visited the museum while staying in Florence for a few days. Although relatively small in size, I was impressed by the exhibits and the staff. I belong to a family of veterans and appreciate their sacrifice.
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