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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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... more » 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. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A great museum complex. It gives a detailed history of the WW II Pacific Theater, and also covers Chester Nimitz's life as well as early Texas. Absolutely fascinating! The pass is good for 2 days, so you'd be wise to split your spread your museum visit over your stay in Fredericksburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

While in Fredericksburg for a long weekend, we made it a point to visit this museum after strong recommendations from friends and family. We were not disappointed. This is an incredibly well put together museum chronicling WWII in the Pacific theater. We had to cut our visit shorter than we would have liked because we were touring with a 2-year... More

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Hico, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We must never forget the men and women that served in WWII and the sacrifices they and their families made to rid the world of men that would have destroyed us. This museum honors those brave men and women. It chronologically takes the war from pre Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Peace Treaty aboard the USS Missouri. The... More

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tons of history to learn/re-learn. Very interesting. Lots of cool artifacts. 48 hour ticket and "come and go" admission huge help so that you don't have to finish in one day if you don't have time because it takes awhile to go through.

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Fredericksburg, Va
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The national Museum of the Pacific War is an excellent museum right in the heart of Fredericksburg, Tx. A must see for any history buff as well as all to educate them on our county's history and honor our heroes. To really see it all - it took one afternoon and returning the next day for several hours (your ticket... More

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Admiral Nimitz was from Fredericksburg and it is fitting that one of the best WW II museums is here. It covers the Pacific war very well and should be required of all history students in Texas colleges. It takes more than one day to see it all.

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Austin, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the type museum that you find in London or Washington DC. Right in little Fredericksburg. Excellent displays and flow. The information is thorough and interactive. You can spend days there.

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is easy to find and easy to navigate. Found the material presented beautifully! The two day ticket is quite a bonus, a few in our group did return following day to finish looking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Amazed on how large the museum is and the number of exhibits to visit. Recommend visiting all three sites.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

But you really really need to be in to the WWII thing. If not, you grow weary very soon. Luckily, it's on the street where there are tons of shops and restaurants to duck into.

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