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Miami Military Museum and Memorial

The Miami Military Museum and Memorial is dedicated to saving and interpreting the rich military heritage of South Florida. We honor military service, sacrifice, and accomplishment, and its importance to our community, to Florida, and the nation. We present the history of WWII in south Florida, including the heroic clandestine military activities of the Cuban Exile community of anti-Castro freedom fighters during the Cold War. We examine Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan today, with our focus on Florida and especially Miami-Dade County. Our building was the headquarters and is the last remaining structure of Naval Air Station Richmond (Richmond Heights south of Miami takes its name from the base). During the Cold War it was CIA Station JM-WAVE, headquarters for anti-Castro activities. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are on the grounds of Zoo Miami, immediately next to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum.
El Museo militar y Memorial de Miami se dedica al ahorro e interpretación del rico patrimonio militar del sur de la Florida. Honramos el servicio militar, el sacrificio, y el logro, y su importancia a nuestra comunidad, a Florida, y a la nación. Presentamos la historia de la segunda guerra mundial en el sur de la Florida, incluyendo las heroicas actividades militares clandestinas de la comunidad cubana Exiliada de combatientes de la libertad anti-Castro durante la guerra fría. Examinamos Vietnam, la tormenta del desierto, Irak y Afganistán hoy, con nuestro enfoque en Florida y especialmente en el Condado de Miami-Dade. Nuestro edificio fue la sede y es la última estructura restante de la estación aérea naval de Richmond (Richmond Heights al sur de Miami toma su nombre de la base). Durante la guerra fría era estación de la CIA JM-agite, jefaturas para las actividades de anti-Castro. Estamos en el registro nacional de lugares históricos, y estamos en los terrenos del Zoo de Miami, inmediatamente al lado del Museo del ferrocarril Gold Coast.

Miami Military Museum at Zoo Miami
12460 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177

(305) 905-5196
This is the Miami Military Museum and Memorial. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in WWII as Headquarters for the Navy Blimps that fought against the Nazi U-boats attacking Florida. After the Castro Revolution it served as the secret training site for Cuban Exile anti-communist Freedom Fighters. Later it was our US Army Reserve Center, and finally our Marine Corps Reserve Center. It embodies 50 years of our common Miami military heritage.