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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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Very interesting, LARGE displays.

This is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. It is a very large collection of LOTS of memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. It is a very large collection of LOTS of memorabilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The WW2 Museum is a treasure! From the exhibits to the interactive theater you won't be disappointed! If you leave here without learning something new, you need to go through it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was so cool. Very accurate, the 4D movie was so moving. I cried through most of it. Beautiful pictures and getting to go through the journey as a soldier was so cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really impressive interactive place. Good for all ages. If u wanted to spend a whole day plenty to see. Excellent value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all wished we had more time. Pay the extra and watch Beyond All Boundaries. Tom Hanks appears and he lends just the right tone to the proceedings. The movie is "4 D" and it is like a high tech Disney ride. I won't spoil it. You can follow a serviceman through his war. You can focus on the Pacific... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has so much to see and do. The 4D experience is my favorite. Make sure you get tickets to this. You need to get here early because you can spend the whole day and still not see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several hours at this amazing museum...but, we could have spent several days! All of the exhibits and shows were extremely well-done and professional. And, the docents were always at hand...eager to give you background information on the exhibit you were about to see...explaining how all of the different rooms were laid out...and doing it all with a smile!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Young or old, this is a must when in New Orleans. Fantastic exhibits including many planes, personal items etc....interactive Dog tag experience. Even if you are not a history buff, you need to go !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While I "knew" about World War 2, I realized that I really knew so little about what actually happened. After our visit I know so much more! We spent one entire day there and only made it through half of the exhibits. So… we went back the next day and spent another entire day there. It was a wonderful museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the most impressive museum I have ever attended! We spent TWO DAYS enjoying this FABULOUS place! PLEASE PLEASE go here! Become a "member"! Being a member, you can attend this museum as well as several others (depending on the time of the year). We were there in 8/16: We bought two memberships 25$each! That membership included FREE admission... 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.