This museum was quite a surprise when we first visited (we've made many return trips). Its scope, level of detail, quality of artifacts, etc. are really quite superb. I... read more
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.