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National Museum of the Pacific War

Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
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Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a super museum! My husband and I visited were very impressed with the quality of this museum. For anyone with an interest in World War II history, this should be a "don't miss" destination. Great gift shop too!

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Menlo Park
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This museum would shine on the Mall in Washington, DC; its presence in Fredericksburg, Texas, is a testimonial to the esteem in which hometown boy Admiral Chester Nimitz is held to this day. The museum presents the Pacific front of WW II from an American perspective in a thorough and balanced manner with absolutely first rate displays, including photographs, documents,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Extensive coverage of the war would require multiple visits to fully appreciate this museum but it is well worth the visit. You can't help but come away with new insights and knowledge about this pivotal time in our history. Highly recommended for all.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

this is a firsts class museum and should be a destination for anyone interested in WWII, especially the Pacific War The exhibits cover all areas of the Pacific war and are excellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

History should be presented objectively. I am not American or Japanese, my country was not involved in the WWII either and I felt extremely uncomfortable in this museum. In the first couple of rooms we keep learning about how hungry the Japanese were for resources. We learn the number of people they killed, their monstrous acts. We learn the damage... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been to a lot of museums since my Grandfather is a WWII Veteran and this has to be the best I've seen....if you're in Fredericksburg, spend a few hours here. It's worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Great museum, nicely put together, helpful and informative staff. History lovers definitely need to take the time to visit this museum... We easily spent a few hours making our way through... We also liked the fact that your tickets are good for 48 hours if you don't get to it all in one day!

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Poulsbo, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just happened to wander in... what an incredible museum! Fredricksburg, I know you are very proud of this museum and rightly so! The folks that work here and the gentleman that helps we lost tourist ... they are all wonderful! I look forward to returning.

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Midland, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a very good museum that covers all aspects of the war in the pacific. It is very visual and hands on.

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Deton, tx
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There are 3 museums covered by the entrance fee. I only saw two as one was not really running the tours due to the cold weather. If you go, plan on spending the better part of the day at the Museum of the Pacific War. Excellent displays, great videos and audios. I was extremely impressed as was my wife. The... More 

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