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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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Impressive, especially for WWII-o-philes

The WWII Museum, was admittedly, not my "thing." That being said, however, it was impressive in terms of its depth. Truthfully, you could spend a couple of days there if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The WWII Museum, was admittedly, not my "thing." That being said, however, it was impressive in terms of its depth. Truthfully, you could spend a couple of days there if you wanted to read about every battle fought or all of the forces that converged to make D-Day happen. If I only had a few days in New Orleans, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The extra-cost movies should be avoided. The exhibits, however, are first rate and every American should spend three or four hours there. I taught Junior College History and I must commend the effort made here. The oral histories available in the Boeing building are magical and I could have spent an entire day just listening to these stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Whether or not you are familiar with World War II, this museum is an excellent experience. It helps capture the feel of a time when the Nation was united and focused. Both battle fields and the home-front are explored in sufficient detail to gain a real appreciation for the scope and depth of the war that made the United States... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were there for over 3 hours and still didn't visit the whole site. Very interactive and the individual stories were interesting and enlightening of the USA's attitude to race at this time. Also interesting was the interaction between some of the USA military leaders and our own! There were many items and planes. A must is the film Beyond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum - learnt loads - about how the wonderful brave lads from the USA came t save the day..! Great museum and helpful and knowledgable staff. 2010.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had only a few hours, but were able to book tix online to avoid the lines, and we had two and a half great hours. The Tom Hanks produced 4D fil "Beyond All Boundaries" with its seat shaking interaction, literally blows you away and sets the tone for your visit. You will have tears in your eyes. An old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The broshure advises "3 hours to properly tour the Museum", which is nowhere near enough. One full day is required to absorb this wonderful display of such an historical event.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You can see equipment from large aircraft to weapons to day to day soldier gear. They also place a focus on the testimony of veterans of the conflict and identify local individuals who donated. Numerous video and interactive displays. Sets to conflict into context historically and doesn't just dwell on the major figures. There are many comparisons to give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Definitely a must to when in NOLA. Extremely informative and interactive. The Tom Hanks film is very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We decided to give this a visit one afternoon on our visit. We did not give ourselves enough time for this amazing museum. We had three hours and only made it through two buildings, one of which we rushed through. Give yourself at least a half day here if you are into history and museums.

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