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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-528-1944
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The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
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945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Arts District / Warehouse District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to see at this museum you can't do it all in one day. It is so well done and very informative. Every American should visit!

Thank peglegdebs
Reviewed yesterday

After 4 hours here we wished we had planned for more time - unless you're a local, you can't see it all. Definitely see the movie, and go to the hanger. Pacific and European Theater floors were amazing too. Too much good stuff for one...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is very well done, very moving, and very informative. The museum intersperses many items and informative pieces with graphics, and filmed historical footage. I realized walking through the exhibits how little I actually knew about the conflict other than major dates and major...More

Thank Sunnybird
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First it is a beautiful building in a very convenient location not far from the Quarter. Most of the exhibits were absolutely amazing. In addition the video presentations were well made and quite enjoyable. Unfortunately I found the layout, flow and lack of directions confusing....More

Thank merlechris
Reviewed yesterday

The National WWII Museum was the brainchild of the late Stephen Ambrose, author of Band of Brothers. In fewer than 20 years, the original National D-Day Museum is now New Orlean's #1 tourist attraction. This is reflected in the long lines at the ticket office...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed yesterday

A must-see when visiting New Orleans! Much love and detail throught museum exhibits and the special movie "Beyond Boundaries" is fabulous!

Thank rstollon
Reviewed yesterday

Gut wrenching and informative at the same time. A solid tribute to this amazing part of our history. A must visit for anyone visiting New Orleans.

Thank sjmegy
Reviewed yesterday

This was an overwhelming experience. Inspiring and sad. You will be changed once you see what these brave people experienced. History is portrayed very well and interactive.

Thank D G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent two days and still didn't see everything. They keep adding on and on to this museum and its neat coming back to see what is new. Did the backstage tour and got to handle artifacts and go in an old bomber.

Thank 97ozhappy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only is it informative but presented in an immersive and dramatic way. You totally get an incredible understanding of the entire WWII situation including what is was like to live in those times

Thank Glamour941
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I did not see any indication of other languages offered.
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We spent 5 hours including a lunch break and I feel like I moved very quickly through it. I could easily spend another full day to see everything the way I'd like to see it. Many great presentations for different kinds of... More
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