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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-528-1944
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 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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Make sure to set aside 2-5 hours to take in everything this museum has. 2 hrs for just the museum is a minimum - moving fast. There are a number of extra things you can add on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure to set aside 2-5 hours to take in everything this museum has. 2 hrs for just the museum is a minimum - moving fast. There are a number of extra things you can add on to the general admission. If you do this dedicate more time. I was amazed at how many short films they have throughout that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I could not have imagined spending an entire day in a museum, but we pretty much did and still missed a lot! VERY interactive experience, if you can, do both Boundaries and Final Mission. The day we visited there were military retirement ceremonies going on,very humbling.

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This museum is important and in depth regarding the life and times surrounding WWII; our only issue was that we felt there should have been some warning regarding the content/visuals of the movie about the Pacific battles as our 15 and 11 year olds found it to be gruesome and difficult to watch at times. Aside from that, the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience starts with a dog tag which ties to the name of a WWll serviceman. Very educational We attended the Tom Hanks narrated movie "Beyond All Boundaries" a must see experience and also did "Final Mission" about the USS Tang Submarine. Brought tears to my eyes. The entire experience was very eye opening and I am so grateful for... More 

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Richmond, VA
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Didn't ever think I would be interested in a WWII museum - but went based on the emphatic recommendations of several people. Well worth it - very moving, and simply unforgettable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is absolutely wonderful. Something for everyone and good for all ages. Covers the war exceptionally well. Fully recommend!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting museum which traces the history of WWII. There are multple movies , displays and actual planes, tanks, artillery etc. Fun for the entire family.

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Jericho, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best and most worldly view of the second World War i have seen and experienced in this country. Being an immigrant I have visited many Museums in this Country, a large percentage are represented from an American point of view. I did not get the feeling with WWII museum and I can only highly recommend to everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum was excellent! It was a must see so be sure to allow ample time. We opted for the museum and movie presentation. The submarine option was available but we chose not to partake in that portion. It looks like there's plenty of construction going on so a repeat visit may still provide new portions to visit, if/when we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fantastic museum is world class and really impressive. Upon entering I saw tables with veterans that had signs and badges that read, "I was there." Wow = living museum exhibits in a way! Get the scoop from someone who was really there. You start your exploration of the museum on a train where you are assigned a soldier. You... More 

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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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