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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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+1 830-997-8600
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Must See Museum!

This museum is incredible. Two days to go through it and we could have spent more time. If you only have a day, plan the whole day! You wont be disappointed if you love history... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we walked thru this my husband was given a discount due to being in Korean war. so much to see and learn at the same time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is incredible. Two days to go through it and we could have spent more time. If you only have a day, plan the whole day! You wont be disappointed if you love history. So well done. Our hotel offered tickets, but the entrance fee is only $14.00 and are good for 48 hours. They have a live reenactment,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent detail and layout. My wife and I spent the full day going through the war exhibit, the Nimitz exhibit and the Avenger and PT boat exhibit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in history, this is absolutely the best attraction in Fredericksburg. Read the other reviews and check their website for more details. Just know it's a MUST SEE! It will take two days -- in fact, the tickets are good for 48 hours for this reason.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was amazing! We visited it during a cross-country road trip that also included the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. That also was a great museum, but we thought the Nimitz was even better! The museum was very thorough, and as you walk through each room, you are going chronologically through the events of the war. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this museum! So much bigger than expected but was able to use tickets to visit over the course of two days

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My father and I visited the museum as he is an Air Force veteran. Must do for anyone in the Fredericksburg area. Such history and actual artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This a must see if your the least bit interested what it was like during WW2. Everything was displayed perfectly. Don't pass t up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My late father was a WW2 Naval Aviator and we had visited the museum, before all the expansion and changes. I took my family and it was a great way for them to get an idea of the cause of our war with Japan, how it progressed and the final outcome. I was able to show them a plane like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was so interesting and so informative. I learned so much information that I never knew existed. Be prepared to spend at least 4 hours walking through museum because there is so much to see and read. This museum would probably be better to see over 2 days but we visited it all in 1 day. If you plan... More 

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