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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 America's only museum 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 yesterday

I did not expect to find such in excellent museum in a small town like Fredericksburg. I can compare this museum to the best museums I had visited in Washington DC. If you are like me and like to explore museums from beginning to the...More

Thank OkiDiver07
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a 'must do' visit! The admission tickets allow a 2 day visit, which really is necessary, to see, spend time and to really get more educated with the War in the Pacific. The "now generation" really, can get an education from this experience,...More

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, this place is deceptively huge! You have an outdoor garden that pays tribute to locals that serve in WWII. Very tastefully done and beautiful to stroll through. It tugs at the heart to read some of the stories and see some of...More

Thank Touche57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the better museums you'll ever visit. This hidden gem is an absolute must for history buffs & those that are somewhat curious (you'll be totally surprised & pleased). Give yourself a full day -- several hours in morning - take a break for...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've always wanted to go into this building. It's not anything like what I expected it to be but I was highly impressed. This museum has A LOT to offer and is well worth the money. Make sure to have one or two hours so...More

Thank Wwife
Reviewed 3 days ago

Who would think there'd be a museum of this quality here in the middle of Texas! The exhibits were extremely well set up and showed a tremendous amount of care and consideration to the historical accuracy of the Pacific War.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing place!!!!!!! I can't say enough how amazing this little place is. I say little, but you really need to take 2 days to soak it all in. The ticket allows 2 days to use it. Take advantage and break up your visit....More

Thank fitzytrip
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited this museum several times and every time I see something I missed previously. There is so much to see here and it is presented very professionally. The flow of the museum is such that it keeps you interested and allows you to...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great option to absorb some history on a hot Texas day. So many battles, we had no idea there were so many during WWll. Absolutely worth the $20 admission. There are photographs, artifacts, and videos. Not to mention actual boats, planes, and...More

Thank w0rktraveler2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is a great place to learn about things not in school history books. It consist of several components the main building and several out buildings were you can see artifacts being restored( PT boat & Dive Bomber. Admissions is only $12 for Seniors.

Thank Bob G
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1 November 2016|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
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.