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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
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Reviewed today

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the Museum. The ticket cost (non-discounted) was $15 per adult and the ticket was good for 48 hours. There are a couple of different buildings to view, one being the hotel turned museum of Adm Nimetz' grandfather that tells...More

Thank princessc1987
Reviewed yesterday

What a great experience. Learned a lot about history! Exhibits were very informative and interesting.

Thank bryanstephaniesharp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is actually a 3-4 part museum. Reserve at least a half day for this and a whole day if you really want to see and read everything because it is huge.

Thank Hlavenka83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We actually visited a few years back when our daughters were younger but the year wasn't an option. The museum is such that it kept early teenaged kids interested for over 2 hours. As for the adults? We could have stayed much longer. I learned...More

Thank BobMcM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been wanting to see this place for some time now...let me tell you it disappoint...As a Marine Corps Veteran I took great pride in this museum. I would recommend this place to everyone!

Thank jamgmm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest museums I have ever visited. We and our 2 grandsons thought that, with the actual weapons, planes, tanks and memorabilia, plus battle films we were given a sense of the action and hardships. We stayed 3 hours and need...More

Thank twietholter
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum, which makes up several buildings and outdoor spaces has more information about WWII in the Pacific than I thought existed. It definitely is an all day event. The main museum is like a maze, as it turns out, by design. They built it...More

Thank andreaxgau
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nimitz Museum is worth stopping in to see. They have some very neat, accurate items inside that'll take you back to Pearl Harbor when it was struck. I love visiting when I pass through here. The staff are there to answer any questions you...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressive, easy to navigate - the ticket allows you entry to several displays in the area. The gentleman selling the tickets explained everything perfectly and gave us a map along with directions. You could easily stroll around these exhibits for a day if not...More

Thank KSMits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Main St this indoor/outdoor museum seemed unassuming. Just take a short walk to a wealth of history, Hall of Presidents, walls filled with commemorative plaques honoring naval service men and women, battles and ships. There is a Japanese peace garden and huge pieces of...More

Thank ArisMiniMom
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DallasPaza
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
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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.
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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.
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