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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
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09:00 - 17:00
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Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...

Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war.

Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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What a great museum!

Nice walk to the museum from our Hampton Inn French Quarter hotel. The museum is so educational. The displays are amazing! We especially enjoyed the Pacific building.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice walk to the museum from our Hampton Inn French Quarter hotel. The museum is so educational. The displays are amazing! We especially enjoyed the Pacific building.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was aware that N.O. was the home of the WWII museum, but had no idea as to the number of exhibits and the tremendous presentation of the various artifacts and stories. This is really something to see if you are anywhere near N.O. It would be easy to spend 4-5 hours in the museum if you want to take... More 

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Awesome sight to see, schedule a whole day to see it all! Hanks' "beyond all boundaries" was amazing!

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Boise, Idaho
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Everyone told us this was the place to go while in nola. I don't know why now. I wouldn't have walked through the whole thing had we not paid $36/each. The place was packed and the poor design made it hard to navigate as people just stop in the middle of the aisles to watch movie clips. The Tom Hanks... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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This museum will absolutely confirm anyone's belief that this generation was truly the greatest. Everything here is very well done. The exhibits and films are interesting and informative. I would hesitate taking very young or sensitive children as a great deal is very graphic.

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Lake Forest, California
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I've been wanting to come here ever since I visited the WWII museum in France. This place is big and they are still expanding, The 4D movie experience is like non that ive seen before. Expect to be here for 4-5 hours if you want to take your time and go through all of the campaign walk-throughs. I would recommend... More 

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Spent several hours walking through the exhibits and watched the Tom Hanks produced movie/documentary "Beyond All Limits", this is a must see if you visit the museum. There are loads of artifacts and movie clips to observe and see, a true learning experience. This is an all day visit, so plan your day accordingly. One of the unique features is... More 

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The exhibits were amazing. From the airplanes and firearms to all the personal effects. There are numerous video displays and so many personal accounts. One that affected me the most consisted of a telegram informing a family that their son was missing in action, followed by confirmation that he could not have survived followed by a posthumously awarded medal. The... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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This was one of the highlight of our trip. This museum should be a must stop for any family visiting New Orleans, especially if they have school aged children. Tremendous amount of history that is no longer taught in our public schools. I would visit this museum again in a heartbeat!!

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This is an interactive and modernized museum! The organization and effects are first class! Some graphics scenes, but can be avoided. It is a historic must see!!!

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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