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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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Great way to spend the day-bring a jacket!

My sister and I were looking for an adventure for the day. I'm glad we picked this one. However, we could have spent more than one day here to see and do everything we wanted to... read more

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My sister and I were looking for an adventure for the day. I'm glad we picked this one. However, we could have spent more than one day here to see and do everything we wanted to do. When you enter, the lobby is set up like a train station, thus the attached picture! We also got to talk with a... More 

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This museum is fantastic!!! it's Huge!! A lot to see, so much history!!! Just make sure you have time to see it all 3-4 hours it's well worth it. 4-D movie narrated by Tom Hanks was wonderful! This museum is great for all ages. Make sure you go early because they close at 5pm? Our only regret is that we... More 

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This is a must see in New Orleans. We have been twice and have not seen everything. If you know nothing about WWII before you go into this museum, you will have a good grasp of it by the time you leave. The movie narrated by Tom Hanks should not be missed!! This is one of the most comprehensive exhibits... More 

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A trip to New Orleans is not complete without a visit to the WWII Museum. Allow sufficient time to visit each pavilion. Toddlers may get bored; but older children should be given the opportunity to witness history. Beyond all Boundaries was great.

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This museum is worth every penny! It's absolutely amazing! The movie that they offer you is interactive and very interesting. If you are visiting New Orleans this is a MUST SEE!

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This is a must-see for everyone whether you are a history buff or not. As you listen to the trials that our veterans went through you may get a little emotional.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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This is one place you do not want to miss when visiting New Orleans. I'm a native and go when the new areas are completed and each and every time I am blown away at how amazing the museum is. I've had the great honor every time to shake hands and appreciate WWII Veterans when I've been there as well.... More 

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The primary goal for my family's recent trip to NOLA was visiting the WWII Museum. My teenage son is a WWII buff and he seemed to like it. Speaking for myself, while I enjoyed everything they had on display, the most compelling part of the experience is the way each visitor is introduced to the story of a real WWII... More 

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A piece of history that should not be past up. Extremely well done. Appropriate for all ages. Plan on a full day or maybe even two. The "American Sector" restaurant had a great atmosphere and fantastic food for a reasonable price.

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This is a must see while visiting New Orleans. Amazing experience that is extremely well done. The facility continues to get better and better each year. New Orleans is so lucky to have this in our wonderful city.

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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.