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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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My dad wanted this to be his Father's Day outing . Can I say he was not disappointed and neither were any of us. The detail and history in this museum is top notch. Don't visit... read more

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Paulina, Louisiana
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My dad wanted this to be his Father's Day outing . Can I say he was not disappointed and neither were any of us. The detail and history in this museum is top notch. Don't visit New Orleans without stopping here .

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We had a rainy day in New Orleans and decide to spend the afternoon here. There is so much to see, and all of the artifacts are beautifully displayed. We especially liked the movies that they showed starring Tom Hanks. Great place

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We've enjoyed this place so much, we became members. They do a great job, showcasing all aspects of the war, from the home front to the war in both the Pacific & Europe. A visitor could get an overview in 1 day, but at least two is needed to get an In-depth look. We live within an hour & go... More 

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This museum was one of the best sites to see in the City. The concept of being assigned an individual to follow through the war was unique and provided a personal experience. We enjoyed the museum so much that my son and I returned for a second day of exploration, The restaurant served some of the best Gumbo that I... More 

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Well worth the time and money. Plan to spend more time than you expect. It is very well done and anyone with an interest in hostory will find lots to interest them.

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a must see Many great exhibits, excellent historical experience. I am a docent of a WW11 air museum on the west coast, I found this experience excellent

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On our last visit, they had installed interactive cards that you can walk around the museum and see what happened to your particular person. I followed up when I got home and got even more info on "my person" and the people my friends and family had. Very thought provoking. And the MOVIE is a MUST see

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This museum takes a good day and a half at least to give it justice. So much to take in, and learned so much. There were a lot of parking lots around, which we found one right next door that was very reasonable. The parking garage at the museum has a bar that says you can use it if you... More 

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Wow. This museum is one of the best I've ever visited. They have volunteers all over, always someone to ask for directions- it's a big museum. The dog tag story feature is great. The 4-D movie is worth every penny of the extra 5$ admission price. This museum is phenomenal !

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We arrived at 9 am in order to get tickets for the 10 am movie, Beyond all Boundaries. I highly recommend it. The special effects and real artifacts were memorable. We went through all the different Pavillions. It is amazing the thousands of digital images and the oral history hours. We also ate lunch at The American Sector Restaurant, food... 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.
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