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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: 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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Amazing Museum!

My son and I did a road trip through the Texas Hill Country, and Fredericksburg was one of our stops. The museum was fantastic! My son is a history major and WWII buff, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My son and I did a road trip through the Texas Hill Country, and Fredericksburg was one of our stops. The museum was fantastic! My son is a history major and WWII buff, and the information and exhibits were outstanding. Soooo much fascinating information and historical facts. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is a definite must see on a... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very well-presented and planned, always growing and improving, a great way to spend the afternoon for a family or couple. It is a thoughtful presentation of not only a "favorite son" of the town, but local and Pacific World War II history.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Entry Tickets last 48 hours and we had to make two visits over a four hour period in order to absorb the information given in this superb museum. It was an emotional experience just to learn what sacrifices were made by so many. Having a late father in law who was captured by the Japanese and who was one of... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you have a working knowledge of the Pacific War, then this museum is for you. If you like to look at war paraphernalia, this museum is for you. But if you hope to get an idea as what the war was all about, how it came to be and how it was fought, then you will be disappointed. Each... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This started off as a museum honoring Admiral Nimitz, a Fredericksburg native, and has morphed into a wonderful display of the events leading up to and during WWII, focusing on the war in the Pacific. It's a great place to spend several hours (or more) getting immersed in WWII history.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I was very surprised at the exceptional quality of this museum. it is easily on par with things I've seen at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. If you go be aware that the museum is quite large. You can easily spend a day there and even two if you really want to give everything your full attention.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I'm a pretty big World War II fan myself, especially with the Pacific Theater. So imagine my glee when I came here! A lot of info on World War II and beforehand (how China, Japan, etc. rose to power before the war). I loved all the displays they had.. Mini subs, gunners, a shell of a Fat Man atom bomb,... More 

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a great education in a few hours of the WWII Pacific theater. Each battle is well described and tied to the movement of the war toward Japan. It reminds us of the pride we should feel for this country of ours and leaders like Nimitz and McArthur, who pushed the war into the Japanese homeland and end the war.... More 

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Madras, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We spent hours at the outdoor exhibit and indoor. After 3 hours, we still hadn't gotten through the entire exhibit! It is very good that the tickets are valid for 48 hours so you can take it in over 2 days and not be overwhelmed. We enjoyed having docent/volunteers to answer questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I spent 3 hours in this museum and could have spent another 2 hours enjoying the museum. It took me back to many stories my dad spoke during of his stint in the U.S. Navy. Having visited much of the orient during my 2 year travels brought it to life. No food in the museum but there were many great... More 

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