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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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Address: Fredericksburg, TX
Phone Number: 830-997-4379
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The original Nimitz hotel now a museum dedicated to Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and his family

Chester Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg and his family owned a local hotel. This museum is dedicated to his ancestral history and his life in the Navy. He was the first 5 Star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dianne W
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chester Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg and his family owned a local hotel. This museum is dedicated to his ancestral history and his life in the Navy. He was the first 5 Star Fleet Admiral commanding the largest Armada in US history.

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Kerrville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum shared interesting facts about the Nimitz family, but we were disappointed that you couldn't see more of the hotel itself.

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth seeing over and over again. We have visited it several times before, and will go again in the future.

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Hooks, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent hours in here! This place is massive and informative. Gives information and artifacts on not just WWII but all of the events in the decades that occurred leading up to WWII.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Good to learn more about the man who literally won the war in the Pacific for the USA and its Allies.

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Flora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stopped in to spend time before our wine tour and wished we had planned better. We spent an hour taking in as much as we could and needed 2 or 3 more. Tickets were good for two days but couldn't get time in our schedule to get back. Will plan better on our next trip and return for sure.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visitors will be surprised and impressed with the informative displays about Admiral Nimitz, a man that played such an important WWII role. It's great to be shown in his grandparents' old hotel building... with his birthplace just down the block. Really fascinating... well worth stopping to view.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Top rate museum for WWII history and artifacts. Midget japanese sub, PT boat, amphibious vehicles, aircraft, firearms everything you can think of...even a piece of the Arizona

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The museum and associated exhibits are wonderful. We spent over 3 hours in the main museum and were surprised that it had been that long. The displays are awesome and the PT boat is great. We'll worth the money and time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Very interesting exhibit to learn about Admiral Nimitz. It really helps to understand life in old Fredericksburg and how the wars changed this family. Thank you Nimitz family for your families service.

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