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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...
Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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The museum is well worth seeing when in New Orleans! We spent half a day there, but I think it could easily be a full-day experience, if you wanted to soak in all that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Thebes, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is well worth seeing when in New Orleans! We spent half a day there, but I think it could easily be a full-day experience, if you wanted to soak in all that is offered. There are three parts to the museum - the main building which, during our visit, housed a display called the "Road to Berlin", a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a large museum of World War 2 focusing mainly on Europe although they do have one section on the Pacific campaign. The museum is easy to get to from Canal Street where most of the big hotels are located. We stayed at the Canal Street Marriott and it was a 25 minute walk (about 10 blocks) or you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is like no other. The tanks, planes, etc. are all donated. I gave myself a couple of hours to see everything. It wasn't enough time. To see everything, you could spend a day there. Definitely take in the movie by Tom Hanks. Yes, you will have to pay extra, but it is powerful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Allow at least 3 hours. It closes at 5 pm. The museum is laid out so you can follow and "experience" what our valiant men had to go through in war. You will come out with a real appreciation of their bravery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Plan on at least 4 hours even all day. Exhibits are very well done and relevant. Don't miss the short movie on a giant screen.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I revisited this museum for the first time in over 5 years and was amazed with its expansion to several buildings and the breathtaking exhibits. I've visited quite a number of other US military museums and this one is a most definite "do not miss"! The Road to Berlin larger than IMAX movie is advertised as 4-D and I won't... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in New Orleans, you have to take this tour! I've been to Vimy Ridge, Auchwitz, Holocaust Museum in DC, Passhendale, etc and this tour was very, very good and sobering. First experience with 4D and it was awesome. Don't want to go into too many details as you need to go with no expectations other than to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went there memorial day weekend. There is a lot of history there. The interactive dog tag system is pretty cool as well. You get to follow the story of a WWII soldier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Everyone who travels to NOLA should carve out a few hours and see this museum. It was a moving and educational experience. The exhibits were really amazing.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is three hours well spent to appreciate all that WWII was and the sacrifices made by thousand in the war effort. The movie "Beyond Boundaries" is not to be missed.

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