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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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I have been coming to NOLA since this was the D-Day Museum it has continued to grow in the best way. Each exhibit is well thought out and interesting. Worth two days easily... read more

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I have been coming to NOLA since this was the D-Day Museum it has continued to grow in the best way. Each exhibit is well thought out and interesting. Worth two days easily, show our family our history.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn't looking forward to this trip at all but my partner is a bit of a WW2 buff and so I showed my support and went along. I was truly taken aback by the thought that has gone into the museum. You could go back time n again and see something different every time. There is definitely too much... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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This museum is so educational and well put together, it sure opened my eyes to a lot of historical facts. It hit me in the feels a few times. Pay the extra $5 to see Beyond All Boundaries. It was well directed and could be intense for little kids. Overall, this museum is pretty awesome and I can see why... More 

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When you first arrive you don't get a sense of the size of this museum. You get a dog tag and follow someone through either the Atlantic or pacific side. Having this interactive sense of everything as well as how it is designed and detailed gives you an a unique experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely the best museum I have ever been to. If you choose to see it pay the extra $5 and see the movie.

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This is probably the best military museum I've ever been to. It is well laid out, tells the story very well and is imaginative in its use of technology - the dogtag idea is excellent for example. The building is also very clean and spacious with excellent access for people with disabilities. It explains very well, and respectfully, the story... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Starting with the Tom Hanks narrated introduction in the theater, to the European wing, the Pacific wing, and the Boeing exhibit, this museum is so informative, so breathtaking that it outshines even the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. My father fought against the Japanese in the Pacific and my uncle was a bomber aircrew man in Europe. The depth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would recommend this to anyone. Easy to see that a huge amount of work and thought has gone into this place. There were hundreds of little touches here and there that ade the difference overall. My wife isn't that much into war/history and even she enjoyed it. Lots of interactive exhibits, videos, mini biographies, artefacts, memorabilila. Even has planes and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad we went back to check out all the updates they have done since our last visit years ago. It's a great history experience everyone should experience. I think too many people have forgotten what our country has been through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is very well designed and it takes you on a your step by step of the WWII. They have videos and artifacts throughout that are engaging and informative. You start the journey taking a "train ride" where you activate a tag so you can follow a personal story of a soldier throughout the museum. I thought this feature... 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.