Museum at the Brig

This museum full of memorabilia reflecting military life and interesting photo opportunities is a must see for anyone who has served in the military or who has family who has done so.

The Brig stands guard over the grounds of what was the world’s second largest naval training facility. The Farragut Naval Training Station (FNTS) was a 4000+ acre land-locked seaman training facility. Built in response to the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, the FNTS’s buildings and infrastructure were hurriedly constructed in 11 months by 22,000 civilian workers at a cost of $160 million. The Brig building served as a confinement facility for unruly naval recruits with its barred windows and gates, jail cells and support facilities. It houses a museum of boot camp, naval and war memorabilia dedicated to to the 293,381 naval recruits who received their basic training here.

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