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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States 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. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
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Reviewed yesterday

Right behind the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site museum, it can easily be walked and has so many wonderful tributes to those who served and their families. It is not the punch bowl, but impressive nevertheless. We came to search for plaques honoring family members...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see and learn. You will walk out of there with a whole new understanding of the pacific war. The pacific combat zone was outstanding!! The enactment left me in tears, all volunteers and a lot of them were active service...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum leaves nothing unturned in the presentation of World War Two in the Pacific. A dedicated thusiast could easily spend two days absorbing all of the displays and information in this museum. You can, however, make a slow walk through the museum and take...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't know this place even existed. Great place for history! Make time to see this exhibit. Tour takes some time to go through but extremely worth it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My father in law was in WWII. This was such an amazing museum. The artifacts were explained well and displayed in a wonderful fashion. We did get confused as to which way to go through the large building. Can spend 2 days on one ticket,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible museum and also the Pacific War museum is a must. This museum is done with so mush detail.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A few quick points... NMotPW is a multi-building experience - expect to walk around a bit. Excellent design and attention to detail. A MUST for history buffs. However...the "re-enactment" is superlative. Unless I got it wrong, it's apparent that the Pacific Campaign re-enactment is done...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place really surprised me. It does not look like much from the outside, but on the inside the place is astounding. You need a lot of time to properly explore this attraction. I am talking about a full day ! The ticket is valid...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is huge. Like 4 town blocks huge. You really need a lot of time to really see it all. Or just go a couple days in a row and take your time. They have incredible stuff here that I have never seen at...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The men and women that run the museums and put on the show are amazing. Most of them are active military or veterans and have a passion for history. I visited with family and friends that are Marines and will have a lifetime experience. Thank...More

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LadyVal13
June 13, 2018|
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Our dates for the shows are September 1,2 and October 13, 14. It is not necessary to buy in advance but we do tend to sell out.
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Their Website shows open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Enjoy your visit it is a wonderful museum.
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