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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Phone Number: +1 504-528-1944
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Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...

Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war.

Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Experiencing our "Greatest Generation" and America in War Time Years

Well this museum has changed and grown a lot since it opened up. It went from the "D-Day Museum" to the National WW II Museum and also includes a Pacific War Theater side that is... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Well this museum has changed and grown a lot since it opened up. It went from the "D-Day Museum" to the National WW II Museum and also includes a Pacific War Theater side that is important to have associated with this historical adventure. I cannot praise or recommend this museum high enough and it's (brought you the visitor right into)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I was surprised that my grandson wanted to visit an old museum from the distant past. We really enjoyed the visit and the technology which transported us back to the 1940s. A really educational day out.

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I easily spent 4 hours in the museum. So much to see and experience. Small films everywhere... and new ways of displaying the objects in every room. The documentary is a must. The sub experience, however, is not worth the extra money

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We enjoyed the movies and our visit. It was a great part of our New Orleans tour. I am glad we made this one of the stops along our tour.

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I went on a day it was pouring outside. We arrived shortly after it opened and it was not too busy. We were able to get into the first showing of Beyond All Boundaries which is a 4D film and an extra 5 dollars. You first sit on a train and listen to an introduction to the museum. They have... More 

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Museum was worthwhile and interesting. Movie "Beyond Boundaries" with narrator Tom Hanks is a must! Good to get your ticket and schedule it first if possible so u can be well informed and the facts are fresh in your mind as well as more personal. It's even more personal when u get a "dog tag" to follow thru out the... More 

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Amazing place to visit for young and old alike. Plan to spend a few hours. If you see the 4-D movie (which I STRONGLY suggest you will need 3-4 hours to do it justice. We were there about 4 hours and I just scratched the surface. While looking at the Victory Garden, a gentlemen from the restaurant came out and... More 

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The staff are friendly and helpful in explaining anything you want to know about the museum and the different major sections.for the price paid its worth it. lot of history in detail

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I am not really a history person, but this is positively the BEST museum I've been to. You feel as if you are really there in the middle of the action and there are so many actual pieces like guns, books, uniforms, etc. We spent 6 hours there and could have stayed longer!

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I am not sure what I expected at the museum but it far exceeded my expectations. We spent about 6 hours there. I was accompanied by my parents who are in their seventies and my children, 16 and 13 years old. The museum was thought provoking and even though I thought I paid attention in history class, I learned a... More 

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.