St. Marys Submarine Museum

102 St. Marys Street West, St. Marys, GA 31558


The Largest Museum of its Kind in the South

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The Submariner's Insignia

Last Updated: January 26, 2023


     The St. Marys Submarine Museum is located in historic St. Marys, Georgia.  It is the largest museum of its kind in the south, and the fifth largest in the country with nearly 5,000 square feet of space "jam-packed" with exhibits and displays on two floors.  The museum is a great place to learn about the "silent service".  We are dedicated to educating, preserving and sharing the rich history and legacy of the submarine force and all the men and women who have served and are currently serving our nation.


     More than 99% of all WW II submarine combat war patrol reports are housed here, and files on nearly every submarine the United States has or has had in service as part of the collection.  This is where history comes alive with a wide variety of pictures, paintings, models, artifacts and rare historical documents, some of which have not been made available to the general public.


     While you are visiting the museum, and taking in the voluminous amount of exhibits, you can operate a real submarine Type 2 periscope (shown below) to view the beautiful St. Mary's waterfront and beyond.


     Please visit us and be sure to visit our gift shop for submarine memorabilia, shirts, books, and other souveniers commerating your visit.


     While you move through this website, you will want to read the bios of many who contributed their time and efforts to establish the museum and read the story how one man's personal collection of submarine paraphenalia, documentation, and artifacts came to St. Marys. 


The St Marys Submarine Museum is one of ten Georgia's WW II Heritage Trail sites.  Get your Trail Passport at the gift shop and explore our state's legacy of inspiring wartime stories at the museums that make up the trail.




Left to Right:

St. Marys City Manager, Robby Horton. Museum BOD, Kirk Goergen, Rear Admiral John Spencer, COMSUBGRU 10 Kings Bay,  Kings Bay, St. Marys Mayor, John Morrissey, Georgia State Senator and Founding Museum BOD President Sheila McNeill, and Vice Admiral Albert Konetzni, Jr., (Retired), and Museum Executive Director Keith Post.


Hatch (entrance) Periscope Control Room


U.S. Submarine Diving and Surfacing Alarms

(Click the link to read about U.S. Navy Submarine Alarms)

Traditional Diving Alarm
Surface Alarm
Modern Diving Alarm Surface Alarm

Hours of Operation

Tuesdays thru Saturdays...........10:00 to 5:00 PM

Mondays & Sundays.......................CLOSED


The Museum and Gift Shop are Closed on the following days: Fourth of July, First Saturday in October (St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day through mid-January.  (We do a stand-down, inventory and maintenance period - Approximately 2-3 weeks long.  Please call ahead for actual dates (912) 882-2782).

Admission Fees

Museum Members ---- FREE

Children (6 to 12 years) $3.00

Students (13 through College) $4.00

Active Duty/Retired/Reserve Members of the Military $4.00

Adults (19 through 61) $5.00

Senior Adults (62 and over) $4.00

Physical Location

St. Marys Submarine Museum

102 St. Marys Street West

St. Marys, GA 31558

(Located on the Waterfront)

Phone: (912) 882-ASUB (2782)

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Postal Address

P.O. Box 5640

St. Marys, GA 31558-5640

Website designed by

Raymond Vance Olszewski

Former Boat Yeoman USS TUNNY (SSG-282) and USS BANG (SS-385)

Author: USS TUNNY: A History, Tribute, and Memoir

All information posted on this website has been coordinated and approved by Keith Post, Executive Director, St. Marys Submarine Museum.