Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
|Route 1, Box 465 |
|Starke, Florida ||32091-9703|
This site is located in the Northeast region of the state.
Camp Blanding Museum is located approximately eleven miles east of Starke, Florida on SR 16.
Located in a WWII era military barracks building, this Florida National Guard-operated museum is dedicated to the safekeeping of the history of Camp Blanding. Founded in 1990, the museum’s mission is to collect artifacts and archival materials to preserve the history of the camp and the veterans and units that are a part of Blanding’s past. Interior exhibits deal with the role of Camp Blanding as a major U. S. Army training center and include WWII allied and axis infantry weaponry, as well as photographs and documents from that period.
Visitors to the grounds will find numerous WWII era vehicles including a M4 Sherman Tank, M3 Half-Track, and a M16 Half-Track. Located in the Memorial Park is the Florida Regimental Memorial, dedicated to the service and memory of Florida National Guardsmen. In addition, monuments to all major army units that trained at the camp are present in the park. Expansion is underway which will allow the facility to include exhibits related to the Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Storm Conflicts.
Camp Blanding Echo published quarterly
Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park