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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extensive collection & education on the war in the Pacific. Great explanations of each major battle.

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent hours here. There was so much information especially about Admiral Nimitz. Then we spent a lot of time in the memory garden. We never did go to the George H.W. Bush Gallery as we were tired out by then. You get to see...More

Thank Debbie495
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit and I'm so impressed. The history, the exhibits, the stories, and the development is beyond words. It's touching. Admiral Nemitz is a man worth knowing and honoring. Take your families and explore WWII in a personal way. 💗

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent museum with great presentations and depictions of WW2 in the Pacific. Well laid out and great explaination's with exhibits. Allow at least 2+ hours to see museum although we spent 4 hours, it was that interesting.

Thank Elmer G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Fredericksburg while vacationing in the Texas Hill Country. Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Five Star Admiral who commanded the U.S. Naval forces in the Pacific during WWI, had been born in Fredericksburg which is why the Pacific War Museum is located...More

Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and hope the world learns from our past mistakes and stop fighting each other. People forget how many people died in that war.

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well done and quite large. A nice place well laid out with many details. The staff also were very nice

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well maintained and well done in an “old school” way. In addition to viewing displays, reading will be required to understand and obtain the information that is offered. The museum gives a great narrative of the events leading up to and the Pacific War. In...More

Thank K O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The re-enactment was very well done. Staffed primarily by volunteers who were excellent. The three young sisters who sang period pieces were amazing. Our main host (one of two paid positions) clearly enjoyed his master of ceremonies role and did a great job of getting...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'll be honest, I really did not have very high expectations for this museum. Not sure why. I just felt I was going to be let down. I am so glad I was wrong, and so glad I spent the $15 admission fee. The museum...More

Thank RVIDI
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That depends on your interest level. If you just want to go through and see the highlights then give yourself at least 2-3 hours. Our tickets are good for 48 hours so you can come and go as you like.
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Peter R
30 January 2016|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
it's well west of Austin, northwest of san Antonio.
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