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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
+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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Alvord, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I learned so much about WWII here. My grandfather was a Navy Seabee in the Pacific War and I learned so much about some of the battles he was in. I would recommend this to everyone interested in our history. We want to go back for the reenactment in March of 2015. We can't wait.

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Houston, TX
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is more than what it appears on the outside. My husband and I are very interested in history, so we stopped in here on an anniversary trip to Fredericksburg. We figured it'd take an hour or so to get through. It actually took us about three hours to get through the gallery, and that wasn't even allowing us... More 

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Temple
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was a very extensive overview of the war in the pacific, even replicas of battlefields and medical facilities that existed during this time

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Macon, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very interesting self guided tour. The pieces on display were actual items, the airplanes and the other equipment. The Admiral's Barge etc.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Awesome for WWII history buffs. The museum complex is 33,000 sq. ft, so you'll need at least 4 hours to see and hear everything. I didn't watch all the video presentations, but I was still there foe over 3 hours. I went there mainly for the Japanese mini sub, but I was disappointed because it was too dark in the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love history especially WW II and this museum did not disappoint. Full of great artifacts and tons of information wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Austin, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The National Museum of the Pacific War offers complex and multi-dimensional perspectives. It has a wealth of information-- static displays, much multimedia, actual equipment (guns, airplanes, submarines, etc.), interactive maps, and personal stories-- and has assembled and organized all of this effectively. There are really five or six parts of this museum, and the admission fee is good for 48... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited on Dec 7 and enjoyed an entire day at the museum. It is a very large museum with a lot of history to take in. Great place! Go see!

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you are a WWII history buff you should plan at least 4 hours. Nice gift shop with lots of items for young and old alike

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Such a wonderful museum. Who knew? It takes one back to the war in the Pacific. We learned so much. Fredericksburg is lucky to have such a wonderful resource.

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