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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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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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So interesting

Do not miss!!! Does not matter if you are a history buff or know almost nothing. It is worth the visit and you will come away enriched for this experience

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss!!! Does not matter if you are a history buff or know almost nothing. It is worth the visit and you will come away enriched for this experience

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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This s museum was much better than I antipathy. So glad you didn't d it!! And make sure to add the Tom Hanks film!

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We goat to this museum at 2 PM They close at 5PM so we ran out of time to see everything this museum had to offer.

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Angie, Louisiana
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Do not leave New Orleans without seeing this amazing place. Take your children for an amazing history lesson they won't forget. The sub ride is fantastic. Talk to the vets there they are so interesting and full of eye witness info. Spend the day there and see it all.

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This is truly one of the great museums in the United States. Make sure to see there 4D experience show. Expect to spend several hours since there is much to see in there many buildings. The museum is well laid out and easy to navigate with everything in chronological order. My autistic grandson insist we always go here when in... More 

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Spring Branch,Texas
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A great tribute to our military and their families. Not a typical museum. The personal stories and interactive computer make you feel like you were there. Everyone needs to experience this for themselves.

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A splendid museum. Very interesting and very well organised. The volunteers were very charming and helpful. Well worth the visit.

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There is so much to see and do here that you will need a minimum of 4 hours and preferably 6 to see it all appropriately. The war has been sanitized a bit so would be appropriate for children but still has some compelling dioramas and displays. Do not miss the movie--well worth the extra expense. The submarine experience was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see attraction while in New Orleans. Two blocks from the St. Charles trolley at Lee Circle. Should be required for all Americans over the age of 14. Very informative, but give yourself plenty of time. Our four hours didn't let us see all that was there. And the 4-D movie was fabulous.

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A MUST stop when visiting New Orleans. The exhibits and movies were astounding! We bought the 2 day pass. One for our first day and the 2nd day could be within 7 days. Lunched at their restaurant. Great service. Fries were cold and pricey. I would suggest eating at one of the close outstanding New Orleans restaurants for the price.... 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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