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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
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+1 830-997-8600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...

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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Be sure to visit this museum as it part of our American history. Kids really need to understand the importance of the wars we fought to keep peace in the world and give us the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure to visit this museum as it part of our American history. Kids really need to understand the importance of the wars we fought to keep peace in the world and give us the freedom we now enjoy.

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I spent about 11 hours over two days completely engrossed in the three museum sites. Thankfully the standard museum pass included two days, so we could spread our time out! The presentation involved so many ways of experiencing and learning about this history - audio tour presentations through a personal handset, films from each time period, recorded... More 

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Lindale, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Even if you don't love history you need to visit. You will appreciate the veterans who fought such terrible wars for your freedom. God bless them! We must not forgot.

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Burton, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We just came to Fredericksburg to enjoy our anniversary weekend. We had no idea this place was even there. All three of us enjoyed this place completely. We do want to come back when they're having the reenactment though. That just sounded like something that we need to see

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you love history, this is the place to go! So much to see and learn about. Will definitely be back for more!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A real gem, would not have stopped if not for trip advisor reviews. The museum has three different sections, we only made it to one. Allow at least 4 hours.

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Blanco, Texas
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We live close to Fredericksburg and after several years, finally visited the museum. Can't believe we had that under our nose for so long without visiting! We definitely need to go back to see the rest of it, as there is a lot to take in for one afternoon, and of course they allow 48 hours to see it all.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was my fourth or fifth trip to this excellent museum, the last before they had finished the remodeling/expansion. It is better than ever. I took my 12 year old grandson, who is especially interested in WWI history and he found it to be "the best museum in the world". While that overstates it a bit, it is a wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We recently went to Fredericksburg to go to the Johnson White House and to the National Museum of the Pacific War. The Museum is just awesome. You want to dedicate 2 days to see the museum as it is in 4 buildings which includes the Nimitz Museum. Next year there will be an additional portion of the museum which will... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and myself were pleasantly surprised with the museum complex. It presents the events that led to Japan's Pearl Harbor attack in a chronological and easy to understand pictorial presentation starting with the time prior to Admiral Perry's visit to Japan. All the battles that the US forces waged to push Japan out of the Pacific Islands, are depicted... More 

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