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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

We spent nearly 6 hours visiting the 3 museums associated with the National Museum. The quality of the displays is excellent. The displayed relics, aircraft, etc., are quite rare. This is a must see museum.

Thank hrockwood
Reviewed 2 days ago

One measure of a good museum is what type of context it provides along with the era it portrays. In this case the museum had regional and global information decades leading up to World War II. The museum has a path inside to follow through...More

Thank JDSoui
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a must see. As a military history buff I'm always on the lookout for a great museum and this one fits the bill. They have a military discount and WWII veterans get in for free. The ticket is good for 48 hours...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wife and I decided to try this Museum out and we were NOT dissapointed.!!! We covered it in two days since we started late and were tired but we totally enjoyed the experence. It realy makes you stop at appriciate the freedoms we enjoy in...More

1  Thank Firefighter2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is a "must stop" if you're in Fredericksburg. Too much to see in one day and thankfully the tickets are good for two days. Here's a couple of hints. First, if you only have a limited amount of time, check the back of...More

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled here in July of 17. We were told by someone to allow more than a day to see it all. We're glad we did. There was so much information and exhibits to see on a side of the war that is often overlooked. It...More

1  Thank Rene D
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Sanger, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I decided to try out this Museum and were not disapointed!!! At this writing we have only covered half but are very anxious to get back tomorrow and finish it up!!!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been bringing groups of kids to the living history reenactments for several years now; I can think of no better way to get young people interested in history than this show (stuff blows up!); I do recommend going to the early morning shows...More

1  Thank jodymosier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locate in Fredericksburg, 86 miles to the North-West of San Antonio, GPS Coordinates: 30.273072, -98.867681 The museum complex of 3 separate locations in walk distance. One ticket for all locations 15$. In each location there is restroom. The main location includes: Exhibition of Pictures, video,2-3...More

1  Thank Danny G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is pretty interesting. It really comes to life during the reenactment weekend!!! Great mix of education, information, and oddly enough: emotion!! Check the schedule for Reenactment event, we heard about it on previous visit and finally matched schedules. It helps put the war...More

1  Thank LANKNA
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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.