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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
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A small Texas town would have, possibly the best WW II museum in the world? As a disabled visitor from overseas everything was provided, including a motorized wheelchair. As for the museum itself, it was magnificent. The various rooms flowed seamlessly into each other and...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everyone - Everyone! - needs to take a tour of this museum. This shows what price has been paid for our freedom. Of course I have studied and heard many stories about WWII but this brings it to life. All the battles are detailed and...More

Thank Sweetie1953
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well done museum on the Pacific War. They go into great detail so there is a lot of reading. Highly recommend you use their personal audio guide you can get at the entrance. Make sure you go to the other part of the museum...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 days ago

a must visit place for the world war two buff, this is the pacific theatre and is very presented, very thorough in detail so you could spend a day or two there to see it all ,one concern is the lack of seating as you...More

Thank Roger M F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well put together history of Chester Nimitz and the U.S. run through the Pacific during WWII. A good half day at leastvto take it all in

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum consists of three main attractions. The Nimitz Hotel, the Bush Museum and the outdoor display. Nimitz display is dedicated to the Admiral who commanded the Pacific Fleet in WWII, Worth a quick visit, not well lighted so hard to read some exhibits. The...More

Thank haveenjoyedtheworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the offerings of the museum. It is larger than you think and has plenty of cool exhibits. You can easily spend 3-4 hours there. It is DEFINITELY worth it.

Thank DCochranAustin_Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to be astonished as you are brought back into an experience oriented presentation of history of American involvement in the Pacific war.

Thank rocklady9898
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thank the person that suggested this place. It's the only museum specifically dedicated to the pacific part of the war. I thought another ww2 museum. What else can I learn? Well, a lot more than I thought. Excellent point of view.

Thank Margaretsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here in the middle of Texas is that museum, because this is where Nimitz was born and raised. The museum is three buildings and has a huge store to find everything about the Pacific war. It takes some time to get through the first building...More

Thank sabledad
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1 November 2016|
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Response from RNDMD | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can usually get this from the web site.
Gene I
29 June 2016|
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Response from NMPW | Property representative |
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.
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.