History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two admissions to St. Marys Submarine Museum (up to a $10 value). Children under the age of 6 visit the museum for free.
St. Marys Submarine Museum's collection of nearly 20,000 artifacts, paintings, and historical documents showcases man’s enthralling endeavors beneath the sea. Housed in a century-old building, the historical museum shelters a vast quantity of World War II patrol reports and command-history files. Throughout the two-story, 4,500-square-foot facility, museum-goers gaze upon artifacts, including boat models, an old torpedo, and posters encouraging Loch Ness monsters to enlist. Drawings from '40s-era training manuals delight visiting duos with a peek into the past that fuels excited chatter. A working periscope extends 40 feet above the ground and awards views of Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida from the center's waterfront location. The museum's collection grants guests a look back at national history and a way to honor fallen sailors.
St. Marys Submarine Museum
St. Marys, the site of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base—one of the world's two Trident submarine bases—was a natural choice for a museum devoted to the Silent Service. Yet the curators and collectors went above and beyond. The finished dive into deep-sea history is the largest of its kind in the South and the fifth largest in the country, giving a comprehensive look at life under the water.
- Size: 20,000 savaged artifacts, paintings, models, and photographs spread across 5,000 square feet
- Eye Catcher: replicas of torpedoes and WWII deep-sea diving suits
- Crown Jewel: the museum's modern, working periscope, which gives kids of all ages the chance to see if there's another museum sneaking up on them
- Don't Miss: a display honoring the eight submariners who received the Medal of Honor
- Hidden Gems: previously classified WWII Patrol Reports—the museum houses more than 99% of all such documents
102 St. Marys St. W
Saint Marys, Georgia 31558