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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 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. 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 January 2, 2017

Excellent collection of artifacts from the Pacific War. A must stop for anyone interested in U.S. history and the U.S. participation in World War II.

Thank JohnO750
Reviewed January 1, 2017

This is a great museum, however, as we found out walking through it you really need more that an hour to two to get the feel for it. There are several locations that make up this museum so we didn't really have time or get...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Little 'ol Fredericksburg is fortunate enough to be the home of a national museum that certainly rivals other important museums in much larger cities. This place is a must for anyone who is even remotely interested in WWII. Understand that this focuses on the Pacific...More

Thank RMc179
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing experience at this museum. It was very educational and moving. I know so much more about the war and am even more interested in it now. You could spend 3-4 hours there to a full day.

Thank ecs012
Reviewed December 31, 2016

When I first heard of the Nimitz (as in Admiral Nimitz) Museum and the National Pacific War Museum in Fredericksburg, TX, I was skeptical. After all it is a sleepy little town that is mostly about german restaurants, bars and gift shops. However, we decided...More

Thank drtaggart
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

For anyone who is interested in the Pacific War this museum was perfectly laid out. The self guided tour starts off with a little history before world war 2 from the perspective of Japan and then really starts with the attack on Pearl Harbor and...More

Thank Troyos
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I grew up in Washington, DC and have been to the Smithsonian museums many times, so I was curious if this museum would be okay -- located in a small town in Texas. Okay doesn't come close. This is a GREAT museum. They do a...More

Thank JEO_1973
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Fredericksburg, the museum covers the WWII in the Pacific zone. Important part of the history and a lot to learn. The ticket price is a little steep ($14 adults, $7 kids 6+) for a museum in such a small town.

Thank sumanuta
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I was shocked at all of the artifacts they have, even large vehicles and planes. There is even a second part of the museum two blocks from the main site. My sons enjoyed playing games and looking at all of the guns and planes. They...More

Thank 979shaynea
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Had been before but took visiting family. Very extensive museum that took us an afternoon and the next morning. Tickets good for 48 hours. Very interesting facts and displays about the pacific war.

Thank Jennifer M
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October 31, 2016|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
Gene I
June 28, 2016|
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Response from NMPW | Property representative |
That depends on your interest level. If you just want to go through and see the highlights then give yourself at least 2-3 hours. Our tickets are good for 48 hours so you can come and go as you like.
Peter R
January 30, 2016|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
it's well west of Austin, northwest of san Antonio.