From the slipways and piers of Castletown, Portland the men, vehicles and equipment of the 5th US Corps & US 1st Infantry Division embarked onto the vast number ships and landing craft that would carry them from south coast of England to the invasion beaches of Normandy.
The Castletown D-Day Centre is an exciting new visitor attraction that offers an immersive visitor experience telling the story of embarkation from a busy wartime dockyard.
Built over two levels the visitor enters into a dockside seen where men and equipment are being loaded onto a landing ship that is moored alongside the dock.
The centre also features WWII era military vehicles, a full sized replica Mk IX Spitfire and an original Sherman tank.
Castletown D-Day Centre Opening Times & Entry Fees