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The National WWII Museum

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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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Interactive, well thought out, very interesting even with conscious. Have two boys and only able to go through 2 of the buildings. Really need either 7-8 hours to spend or a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interactive, well thought out, very interesting even with conscious. Have two boys and only able to go through 2 of the buildings. Really need either 7-8 hours to spend or a two day trip. Even see WW2 vets on the premises, a real honor just to see them. Best museum and will plan on going back just to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

When I came down to New Orleans I made it a point to stop by this Museum and check out what they had to offer. After spending 4 more hours than I thought I would, I came out of this place wanting more. Between the 4D movie experience which I highly recommend to the photos and videos on site this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thought we'd spend an hour or two, tops. Ended up being there nearly six hours. And we could have spent much more, but we had to be in Memphis the next day. Everything about this museum is wonderful. The Tom Hanks-narrated movie was one highlight, but having the veterans there to talk to was the most valuable. Loved talking with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had recently visited the WWI museum in Kansas City and found it fantastic, so looked forward to next visiting the WWII museum. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to expectations. To be fair, they were still working on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am a New Orleanian, visited museum many times. Haven't been in about three years, so much new things to see!! I enjoyed the new U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. New exhibit was great.Road to Berlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My parents were part of the "Greatest Generation". My father was part of the D Day Invasion. This museum is a testament to their sacrifices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited here for the first time during my most recent trip to NOLA. I can only describe this place as Eye Opening. Their advertisements say you should allow about 2-3 hours to see the entire museum, but I would say allow the whole day. I ended up making two trips and still did not see everything. Both the special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I took my 12 year old daughter to visit this museum (she is a history buff), and we really enjoyed it. There were many opportunities to interact and learn about different real people involved in the war. Great artifacts and information provided throughout the experience, and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend visiting here, especially if you enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The WWII Museum is excellently done. In several ways it tells of the men and women who fought; the nations at war; the overarching strategies behind the campaigns; and showed many of the tools and implements used in battle. It also did a great job in paying tribute to those who served during the war years. The website suggested giving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everything about this museum is fascinating! Great location, service staff is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Exhibits are one of a kind

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Additional Information about The National WWII Museum

Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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