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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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So well done.

I will absolutely be bringing the kids back here when they start studying WWII in school. Personally, I started to grasp an overall picture I didn't get when studying the subject... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will absolutely be bringing the kids back here when they start studying WWII in school. Personally, I started to grasp an overall picture I didn't get when studying the subject in school myself. Definitely worth a half a day or more.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The WWII Museum is memorable, with detailed, well-organized displays of both the European and Pacific theaters. The scheduled movies are especially powerful, and additional short videos incorporated into the various displays are worth pausing to take in. Best of all, you find yourself among visitors who represent the few remaining heroes of that epic victory. The museum is undergoing construction... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful tribute to those to whom we owe so much, especially the presentation "Beyond All Boundaries".

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The WWII Museum is really incredible and an excellent value (and great activity for extra hot days in New Orleans-when you do not want to be outside). I cannot imagine anyone not fenjoying this museum. My husband and I have both read a good deal about WWII and yet we spent hours at the museum. Those who don't know much... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very well done for what it is. The oral histories, the displays, the interactive technology, the planes and jeeps and weapons...all first rate. But if you spend say 2 hours hitting the highlights, you will learn the conventional story of American soldiers and sailors. That is a worthy focus, absolutely. But women served in that war; millions of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum was the last thing we did while in New Orleans and we both regret that we didn't have enough time there. It is so well done and interesting for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National WWII Museum is a well organized and well presented presentation of WWII. Combining video, personal stories, visuals of WWII facts and artifacts, vehicles, maps, volunteer WWII vets and a few other experiential learning techniques, the museum portrays a real and emotional depiction of WWII. The museum is very well done and a museum that young people need to... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is very well designed and the layout is good. The story of WWII is told in using spoken word, historical photographs and film, and personal remembrances. the volunteers distributed through the museum with small exhibits were good; they knew their stuff, and the tactile qualities of some of their material was particularly good for kids. The best part,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the WWII Museum on a recent trip to NOLA. It was my second trip. The first was in 2010 and it's amazing how much has changed (2 or 3 new buildings) since my first visit. The amount of interactive material that has been added is what really sets this museum apart. I liked the dog tag program. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent four hours at the museum and wish that I could have stayed like longer. I was able to hit the highlights but I look forward to a return visit. It's relatively expensive but the exhibits and experience are worth the cost. I was surprised that it had a Pacific Theater focus (60%) versus Europe and 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.