National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War
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Military Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
*Open Wed-Sun.Online ticket purchase only* Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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William J
Austin, TX217 contributions
Loved it
May 2021 • Couples
Was here 20+ hrs ago but so much more interesting with many more exhibits. Certainly worth your time.
Written 1 May 2021
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gwen k
Huffman, TX240 contributions
Interesting History
Apr 2021 • Couples
Lots to look at. If you’re a history buff, this place is for you! Husband probably enjoyed it a little more than I did.
Written 29 April 2021
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Robert J
2 contributions
Weekday trip
Apr 2021
Museum was very clean and a Great amount if information available. went during the week and it was nor crowed.
Written 25 April 2021
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GeorgiaToast
Atlanta119 contributions
Outstanding and exceeded expectations
Apr 2021
This is a well-designed and well-funded museum with something for everyone. We visited twice - inside one day and the outside areas another. Very impressive.
Written 21 April 2021
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Yenter T
San Antonio, TX22 contributions
For Deaf tourists.
Apr 2021 • Couples
No discount for Deaf admission. On the ticket admission person was awkward to communicate with Deaf tourists. (They need take the training how to communicate with Deaf tourists). It takes about 3 hours to tour the museum (multi-sites place). All movies and clip shows do show closed captioned mostly! Unfortunately, one live show (submarine), no interpreter provided. Recommend: Any person who is very crazy about the war history, it’s worth visiting there! Parking is difficult because they do not have the parking space. But you can park cross the street to the Tourism Center for free.

(Photo) the place where the man talks about the submarine.
Written 4 April 2021
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Judy P
9 contributions
Well worth the money - Great for WWII information
Mar 2021
A complete history of the war in the Pacific...WWII.....all provided in a great atmosphere....lots to read or videos to watch ... well worth the visit. A reminder of the cost of war....grateful for all our Veterans & remembering those who did not make it back home....especially the 5 Sullivan brothers....what a sacrifice for their family. The staff were wonderful....very helpful to making sure our group saw everything.
Written 2 April 2021
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SLKspingirl
Texas491 contributions
Allow Enough Time!
Mar 2021 • Couples
This museum is huge. I would recommend to start at the Combat Zone down the street from the main museum to see the PT boat and the airplane flown by Geo. HW Bush. Then go back to main campus museum and allow minimum 1.5 to 2 hours and that is skimming the surface. We didn’t have time to go see the Japanese Peace Garden or the Admiral Nimitz Gallery. You could easily spend a full day here depending on how deep you want to dig in. Wonderful staff very friendly and informative. Highly recommended.
Written 23 March 2021
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Trey R
8 contributions
Nimitz!
Mar 2021
An amazing museum that can easily keep you busy for three hours if you choose to examine everything in it. A somber reminder of what we owe to the great leader, Chester Nimitz, and many other courageous men and women who served during WWII. The museum has a wonderful store with many great books to choose from.
Written 19 March 2021
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Bob H
Dallas, TX208 contributions
Not worth the money
Mar 2021 • Friends
We called and they told us we didn’t need to make a reservation for Sunday morning and then we get there in the rude lady says oh you always have to have a reservation so we had to wait an hour before we could even get a ticket. All kinds of stupid Covid rules. No restrooms you have to go across the street to the visitor center. If you like a museum that has pictures and honorarium type stuff. They’ve turned this museum into a profit center I believe. Staff was very rude. I’d skip it and do something else with my money!
Written 14 March 2021
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Mark B
Kerrville, Texas, United States44 contributions
Incredible Museum
Nov 2020
This Museum is a must see when visiting Fredericksburg. So well put together in telling the history of the Pacific War. As extensive as any big city museum. I would plan a minimum stay of several hours. So much to see and experience. Highly recommend!!
Written 28 February 2021
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