The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

The National WWII Museum
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums
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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
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The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. Open early through 1/2/18, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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Maggie NJ
6 contributions
Feb 2022
Don't forget to do the video/movie - we did it first when we got there and it really laid the foundation for the rest of the museum. My husband is a history buff and knew so much already; I didnt and the movie helped blend things together.
Written 2 July 2022
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vinny l
7 contributions
Jun 2022
how much better can this place get? i hope they increase the hours as they are adding on continually. i spent the entire day there, from opening to closing as i am an avid WW2 reader. about my 3rd time there and each time experience is better than the last. start when they open so you leave enough time to break for lunch at their restauarant bar area which is great too. a cannot miss if u visit NOLA
Written 2 July 2022
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Marcella P
2 contributions
Jun 2022
NOT your average museum~! This is a NOT to be missed experience...not what we expected, this one truly delivered. We wish we could have gone back for a second day and we're only your 'average' history nerds. Lovely~! Worthwhile~!
Written 1 July 2022
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Mika H
Hopkinsville, KY3 contributions
My husband and I went during our trip to NOLA. We loved this interactive experience. The museum had a lot of hands on information. We spend almost 3 hours here and still did not see everything. I would recommend it to anyone coming to NOLA.
Written 29 June 2022
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NCTravelFam
ForsythCounty, NC40 contributions
Jun 2022
The exhibits form an immersive museum experience of World War II. Sights and sounds from both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, and including all branches of the US military, give a broad sense of the scope of the USA's involvement in this global conflict. How every aspect of life was touched by this war was brought into focus by exhibits that highlighted the contributions of Louisiana residents, and reflections on how the war impacted civilians on the home front. Photographs and videos, combined with statistics, helped impart some of the impact of the cost of each battle, not the least D-Day. There were interesting and informative docents throughout the museum, ready to add guidance and additional color to the experience. For me, a very worthwhile visit.
Written 27 June 2022
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texasdad8
Austin, TX8 contributions
Jun 2022
We initially planned to visit the Audubon Zoo because I loved it so much when I visited NOLA over 30 years ago. However, with record heat hovering around 100°, we decided to visit the museum instead. The WW II museum was fascinating and informative, and the 4D movie was pretty cool. Most importantly it was air conditioned! (Just kidding: My teenagers said it was one of the favorite parts of visiting NOLA.)
Written 26 June 2022
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Chimera S
1 contribution
It has a rich and wonderful history behind the Second World War, tells you the strategies and tactics of both sides and overall a wonderful place.
Written 26 June 2022
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AZdryheat
Phoenix, AZ56 contributions
Jun 2022
Very large, very well done. The entire experience was outstanding but my favorite exhibits were The Road to Tokyo and The Road to Berlin
Written 21 June 2022
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tsunami2mmy
San Antonio, TX16 contributions
Jun 2022
This WWII Museum is one of a kind that every American should visit! Very well done. The 45 minute movie is outstanding and should not be misses.
Written 21 June 2022
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Thomas W
2 contributions
Jun 2022
An outstanding institution! We did not plan enough time to see the entire museum, but we will next time we return to New Orleans. I love all the aircraft in the Boeing Center!

Written 20 June 2022
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The National WWII Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The National WWII Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £25.50, while a popular guided tour starts around £4.14 per person. See all 19 The National WWII Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

The National WWII Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 19 The National WWII Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor