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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
Phone Number: +1 830-997-8600
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Nice maze

Enjoyed the trip thru history. It starts with a background presentation. This shows what led up to the war in both Japan and America. Only complaint is THE PLACE IS A MAZE. If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the trip thru history. It starts with a background presentation. This shows what led up to the war in both Japan and America. Only complaint is THE PLACE IS A MAZE. If you are directionally challenged take a Boy Scout with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most detailed war museum that I have been in. It is laid out in a very interesting way that builds up the timeline from about 1500 AD to present. It is a history of world wars but mostly 2nd World War in the Pacific. It cleared up some of the questions that I had regarding why things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The staff is amazing and absolutely passionate about what they do. We loved the information they had to share with us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was highly recommended by several folks who heard we would be in the area, and I'm so glad we made the time for a visit. This museum presents the Pacific War of WW2 in a progression of events beginning with the state of the world and the US during the depression . There are displays / videos/ first... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the museum after many trips to town. We loved it, didn't realize there was so much to see and it is all incredibly well done. We only had time to go through the main building. Leave yourself plenty of time if you want to see everything. The tickets are good for 48 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Plan to spend at least a couple of hours at all three buildings that are part of the museum, especially the new exhibit a block away from main museum with actual restored plane. The narrative throughout the exhibits are very informative. The staff in friendly and helpful---several were volunteers that had actual knowledge from their military service.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was recommended to us by the owner of the bed and breakfast where we stayed. Her description was that of a museum that is on the same level of quality as that in a big city and she couldn't be more right. This museum was amazing. It was raining ALL day in Fburg so we ended up spending 4+... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We found this museum to be an excellent way to really understand the WW II pacific campaign. The exhibits were easy to follow and understand. It was particularly interesting because we had relatives who had participated in some of the major battles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My mom and I passed by on Veteran's Day and strolled the Japanese Garden and the wall of honor next door. It was so moving to see veterans and their families gathering to honor each other and those that were lost. We didn't have enough time to go inside but I can't wait to go back on my next visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is so very nice, beautiful areas, our history. The displays are well done and interesting. Everyone should see this museum.

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