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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum 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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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Fredericksburg for many years and never visited the museum. This time we planned our entire trip around the museum and were shocked at how good it was. Could not see it all in two days. Just way to much if...More

Thank PirateRY
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was passing through on a motorcycle trip and Fredericksburg sounded like an interesting places so I spent a day there. The museum is very well done and I highly recommend it if you like history museums.

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent parts of three days there. The displays are exceptional. The recording from veterans are wonderful. THe history lessons are accurate. There is a real PT Boat, at least two airplanes, track vehicles. and more. Plan on a day, but maybe two half days,...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many photos of the ships that these soldiers served on during the war. Information that many of us just don't know about and can read about at this location.

Thank nancyfoureman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a wwii history buff. This is one of the finest museums I have ever visited. The layout of the museum was a flow chart to the war in the pacific. It had almost too much information. The exhibits were superb. Most museums have...More

Thank Mark672
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a thorough and fun museum with a lot of of interesting artifacts and short explanatory and immersive movie installations. It inspired me to dig even deeper into the history of the Pacific War.

Thank T Alexander L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several friends and neighbors shared how much they enjoyed this museum, we decided to go. We spent at least 2 hours and only made it through one building. I see now why the tickets are good for 3 days. We toured the WWII exhibits,...More

Thank MyZiggyMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't enjoy this museum, only because I don't get into war museums, but it was extremely well done. Others in our group who were interested in WWII history loved the museum. Definitely worth the stop if it is your thing!

Thank bbuffington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum for history buffs. You will come out with a new perspective on WW2. They tell you that it will take 48 hours to read every exhibit, see everything, and watch every film. The gift shops have a great selection of books.

Thank Laurie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea that this Museum was such a wonder! My husband's father served in the Navy so he was especially interested. They have real tanks , planes and BIG GUNS! It's so interesting. You go at your own pace so you could spend...More

Thank kellymmetzler
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31 October 2016|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
Gene I
28 June 2016|
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Response from NMPW | Property representative |
That depends on your interest level. If you just want to go through and see the highlights then give yourself at least 2-3 hours. Our tickets are good for 48 hours so you can come and go as you like.
Peter R
30 January 2016|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
it's well west of Austin, northwest of san Antonio.