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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 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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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I visited here for the first time. There are 3 museums and all were very interesting. It takes 2 full days to see everything, but it is worth it. Came away with a lot of knowledge.

Thank Anita W
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

There is so much history packed into the 3 buildings and areas that you should try to have time to really go through and absorb all that is available. Tickets are $15 for adults and are good for 48 hours. Covers in detail the WWII...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about the history of the war and all of the cool artifacts. It is a three pet tour that will take most of an afternoon to do. It was worth it to us!

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Loved it. We are always interested in and appreciative when we find such a great museum dedicated to our history!

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Each display area was excellent in first presenting the strategy, tactics, techniques and procedures down to individual soldier, marine or sailor, including displays of individual equipment and crew served weapons up to five inch cannons.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was my first time coming here as an adult. (I had visited many times as a child/teen). It does start of somewhat slow and boring as it begins to tell the life of Mr Nimitz. The second half is much more exciting and interactive.

Thank mrbrentharris
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not much more you could put into a museum, all the displays and information is excellent, the attention to detail of the building is amazing, I'm totally impressed, Spent 2 hours and that was not enough. It's a must see if you're in this area.

Thank Texblues
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

As an avid history buff, I thought I was pretty informed about this time period. But, with so much happening on several world fronts, my knowledge was more of a basic overview. This museum was so in depth, enlightening, and interesting. The behind the scenes...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! Amazing museum! You can spend several days there. They do have a 2 hour version... but you'll be totally engaged and want to stay.

Thank Alice N
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a great museum for those interested in WWII in the Pacific. Take time to read the displays. It takes several hours to read it all so you might plan accordingly with small children. The tickets are good for 48 hours so it could...More

Thank Diane A
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DallasPaza
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question.
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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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