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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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.

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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 especially like the video tables for the way they present historic battles in an easy-to-understand format. The museum is quite large, and can take a full day+ to explore. We have... More 

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Moody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a terrific remembrance of our history and the freedoms we have today. This museum can take multiple days, but it is worth the time. My husband and I only made it through a part of the museum, but we plan to return to complete the rest.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The comprehensive story that this museum tells about the war in the Pacific is amazing! The interactive exhibits are unparalleled for learning and keeping the whole family's attention.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually two museums for the price of one. You get a 2 day visit for the price of the ticket. If you only have time for one of the museums, visit the Pacific War Museum and skip the Nimitz. The Nimitz museum is totally about the life of Admiral Nimitz. The War museum gives a total history of... More 

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience...very moving and informative. Lots to cover..set aside 3-4 hours...it WILL take you that long, but it's SO worth it.

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has just about anything you might ask for about the war in the Pacific during WW2. The audio guides provide the extra information when it could be heard over the loud presentations on some of the exhibits. The play with lights is often distracting when trying to read the display information. The visit itself is confusing and you... More 

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Escanaba, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a "must see" if you have even a remote interest in WWII military history of the Pacific. Located in Fredericksburg, TX because it's the birthplace of ADM Chester Nimitz. Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for military retirees. Other good pricing for WWII vets, childten, etc. Good thing is that your ticket is valid for 48 hours.... More 

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Sandy Lake, MB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gave a much deeper understanding to the events leading up to, during, and following the War in the Pacific!

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Dallas, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real museum - and there is a lot to see and read and it's all fascinating. It will take the better part of a day (or two) to thoroughly see it all, but it's worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history you have to go to this museum A must see!! The cost of the ticket is for 2 days. We are there for 3 hours the first day and 2 hours the next I am sure we can go back and still see more

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