What You'll Get
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St. Marys Submarine Museum's collection of nearly 20,000 artifacts, paintings, and historical documents showcases man’s enthralling endeavors beneath the sea.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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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