The Quonset Hut Word War II Museum

During World War II, ships were sunk off the coast of Florida by German submarines. A Military searchlight battalion was stationed in this area- always on the lookout for German planes that might have come this far. The military personnel lived and worked in portable buildings that were called “Quonset huts”.

A typical Army camp would have several Quonset huts used for bunks, the mess hall, offices and inside activities. Following the war, many of these buildings were converted into apartments to house our returning military men and their families. We have created a fascinating World War II museum in the hut with a collection of uniforms, documents, and military artifacts provided by our local veterans.