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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 17 January 2017

One of best museums that I have ever visited. I visit at least 1 every couple of years because of all the changes they make. There have been many improvements that I have not had the opportunity to see yet. You could spend several hours...More

Thank Kpshay
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We spent around 5 hours visiting the museum. The displays were very informative and well presented. Lots of information most people aren't aware of. Easy to understand for most ages

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I've been to the National WWII Museum and saw how that transitioned from the National D-Day Museum to the National WWII Museum and frankly, it still has to catch up to what I saw today with regards to the War in the Pacific. As much...More

Thank zHojo
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a real war buff so I was surprised at how much both I and my granddaughter, who is getting ready to go into the Navy, enjoyed this museum complex. We also learned a lot about Admiral Nimitz and I had never seen...More

Thank nvineyard
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A good bit of history. I was pleasantly surprised with this town and preservation efforts. Add it to your list, before or after the winery.

Thank cesi100
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This Museum is a very spectacular place and in such an out of the way area. The presentation is amazing and something for everybody of all ages.

Thank Gypsy1952
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We wish we had more time. We were told about this place by a couple we met at Six Flags. So glad that we made the detour to see this amazing museum. This should be on everyone's to do list.

Thank TheGatesClan
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was in the museum several years ago. The museum has expended greatly. There are new buildings displaying a PT BOAT and a aircraft that flew off an aircraft carrier. I was impressed. Even my 14 years old grandson was impressed. We spent 4 hours...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fredericksburg is tiny, so imagine my surprise to find such an elaborate museum here. This is a newer museum dedicated to the Pacific theater of WWII. The museum is large, with some artifacts including airplanes and a tank, and many videos and displays and explanations...More

Thank mattabessett
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited the museum in dec 2016 and we did enjoy it but there are actually 3 museums and it takes a long time to get through everything. It is very informative and if you are interested in the history of the was this is...More

Thank f0spat
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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.