We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

National Museum of the Pacific War

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number:
+1 830-997-8600
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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 for guided tours of macro-artifacts and regularly scheduled combat re-enactments.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$62.00*
and up
Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
More Info
US$59.99*
and up
San Antonio Haunted Legends Segway Tour
More Info
US$96.33*
and up
Hill Country Magic Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,088 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1837
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Incredible

Wow, what a find! Had no idea this was here. In the German settlement of Fredericksburg, TX where Admiral Chester Nimitz was born, Fleet Commander of the Pacific fleet during... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
dewmaniii
,
New Orleans, Louisiana
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,088 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,067: English reviews
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a find! Had no idea this was here. In the German settlement of Fredericksburg, TX where Admiral Chester Nimitz was born, Fleet Commander of the Pacific fleet during WWII. Museum is very detailed and well done. There is so much to see. Spent half a day and rushed through the last 1/4. No other museum I know of... More 

Helpful?
Thank dewmaniii
College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This museum was great--very well done. It took us two hours to get through the museum. There is a lot of information, so you could spend a lot more time there if you want. Your ticket is good for a couple of days so if you are really interested you can visit the next day to finish it. The layout... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura873
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I was amazed at how big this place was and how many exhibits of marvelous examples of what our men did to save out futures. Four full sized planes, a boat, jeeps, guns and cannons, not to mention personal items from all walks of military life. One of the best museums I ever visited. Don’t forget to look in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tojamaka
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A very good presentation & extremely interesting. Unfortunately takes rather a long time & route was difficult to follow in places !! Well worth visiting.

Helpful?
Thank Wendy H
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This was a last minute decision and we were amazed at the size, scope and quality of this museum...worth the trip. It is time consuming, but a great alternative to shopping...!!

Helpful?
Thank staceybaumhauer
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Everyone should visit this museum. Great piece of history. Small children would not enjoy the museum.

Helpful?
Thank Pauline N
Paradise, Texas
Level Contributor
116 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Thank goodness the ticket you purchase for the museum is for 48 hours. It took us 2 pretty full days to visit and felt like we could go back over and over. There is so much to see, read, hear, soak in and experience. We loved the "honeycomb" layout of the largest part of the museum which moves you chronologically... More 

Helpful?
Thank projectx633
Level Contributor
90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We have really started to enjoy history and museums!! A reasonable price with a 48 hour window because there is so much to see. They have 3 separate buildings to tour. We only had enough time to tour one but we will go back to finish our tour.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie B
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

There were 3 museums that went along with the purchase of our ticket. The NMOTPC was the best. It covered so much that you would need to dedicate 4 hours to walk around the building. Seeing the planes, machine guns, and other artifacts brought the history back to life. I learned so much in one day. This is perfect for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nunu0421
Tomball, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Not enough hours in one day to take this all in...very touching and educational...amazing how this interest me now but not as much when I was younger....a must return to place as well!

Helpful?
Thank tracy51366

Travellers who viewed National Museum of the Pacific War also viewed

 

Been to National Museum of the Pacific War? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Museum of the Pacific War and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Plano, Texas
8 months ago
Dallas
4 months ago
usa
Saint Louis, Missouri
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from National Museum of the Pacific War staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?