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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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Address: , Fredericksburg, TX
Phone Number: 830-997-4379
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Very interesting small museum

This museum is mostly about the history of Germans in the Fredericksburg area and about Admiral Nimitz. This museum and the adjacent, much larger National Museum of the Pacific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is mostly about the history of Germans in the Fredericksburg area and about Admiral Nimitz. This museum and the adjacent, much larger National Museum of the Pacific War are included on the same ticket. One of the very nice features is that the ticket is good for 48 hours so there is no need to rush through either.... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

On a long holiday weekend we visited with my active Army nephew. We vaguely knew about this museum and it was well worth the visit, especially for anyone interested in the Pacific campaign of WWII. The Nimitz family hotel, which used to house the National Museum of the Pacific War, now holds the Nimitz collection, chronicling his naval career. Across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I love history, and my husband does, too, so we both enjoyed visiting this historical site. We found it interesting, the staff friendly, and a great place to stop and think about sacrifices made for our great country. Highly recommend it.

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very cool site that has a lot of history. I did not know so much about Admiral Nimitz. Pretty cool to visit.

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Shallowater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fredericksburg has one of the better shrine for World War II veterans I have seen.Lots of local men & boys listed who gave it all.I especially enjoyed tributes to Ships and units that saw action on both fronts. The static displays of cannon and guns is great. A neat gift shop too if you have someone serving.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautifully maintained, this is a must see on the Tourist route in Fredericksburg. Easily accessible, it is full of surprises inside and out. Walk they to the back and see WWII weapons - preserved so well - stand on an anti aircraft gun and take a picture to remember.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you are a history buff or just have an interest in WWII don't miss this place. I had absolutely no idea of how large it was and to what it went. This is a great place for any child to learn about history in the easiest way possible. The museum is fantastic, lights, graphics, displays...it is non-stop. 5 STARS

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Admiral Nimitz Museum is part of the exhibit of Museum of Pacific War. It chronicled the life history of Admiral Nimitz, from childhood to post-war era. From it, I can understand why he is more popular and respected than some other Second World War flamboyant generals like MacArthur and Patton.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am a WWII buff and never knew the Admiral Nimitz was from Texas. Honestly I never even thought to ask. Museum is laid out well and does not get boring. The information is on a more personal basis which is a first for me. I love museums but they sometimes are vague and honeslty can get boring. This historic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A must-see for anyone with personal or family military history. Conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg.

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