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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
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Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...

Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war.

Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration

The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor was remembered today at the National WWII museum. Located right outside the French Quarter, this museum is a must-see for any... read more

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Vincent, Alabama
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The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor was remembered today at the National WWII museum. Located right outside the French Quarter, this museum is a must-see for any and all interested in military history. It should be a must-visit for all school-age children. As always, the museum gives you an up close account of the timeline and events... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The WWII Museum as a very humbling experience besides being educational. I learned a so much about WWII from the museums very informative exhibit, artifacts and movies. The movie is very well done. Submarine experience was good too. Plan to spend the entire day if you really want to experience all there is to do. Well worth the money!!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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All I can say is, just do it! We loved the entire place (the submarine experience was the only weak element). Wish we wouldn't have know about the dinner shows they do there.

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History of ww2 presented in sequence, contextual relevance, and visually stimulating. Plan on visiting for 2- 3 hours.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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This place is immense and very well done. Pro tip: if you have a group of people, follow different soldiers. At each station, you can then hear their stories instead of just one. Berlin is on first floor, Pacific Theater on second floor. Try to do both if you have the time.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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The World War II Museum is one of the most impressive museums in the United States. This is a location were you could easily spend 3 hours and still have not seen everything. The 4-D Movie Beyond All Boundries will have the hair standing up on the back of your neck! The staff at the museum are extremely friendly and... More 

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The WWII Museum should be a required stop for every person. The museum has amazing artifacts. But the most impressive part is the way individual war stories are intertwined throughout the exhibits. The personal nature allows one to truly experience how we battled for our freedom. The soldiers' stories emphasize how important a battle it was, and force us to... More 

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Terrific museum with great timeline-style presentation of both the European and Pacific Theaters of WWII. Local vets greet you. Lots of interesting artifacts.

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Educational perspective by USA about USA's military role in the war. Less information abut the war from an international and human perspective of those impacted by the war. It's a good self-guided experience. Definitely worth a visit.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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The museum presents a good overview of the U.S. experience in WWII, especially with the chronological approach and excellent videos and oral histories. The museum appears to be undergoing additional construction, so we look forward to future visits as the number of artifacts and individual stories grow.

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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