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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 22 April 2017

This place is a gem in the middle of Texas Hill Country. The town of Fredericksburg was apparently settled by German immigrants, and their German heritage continues to shine through. This was the hometown of Admiral Chester A Nimitz, and the museum grew out of...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This museum has a lot of information and an awfully lot to read. I would suggest spending a half day there, take a break and go back the next day starting where you left off. There is so much to learn. The outskirts of the...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent historical site. Amazingly well presented historical overview of the Pacific War theater of World War II.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

After visiting here in 2011 I was excited to bring my 12-year old grandson. He enjoyed the Memorial Courtyard, and we located the memorial to the USS North Carolina which he has visited in Wilmington, NC. He liked the cannons, the tanks, the mini-Japanese submarine,...More

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

One of the best museums ever! There is so much information that it took us a couple of hours of each day that we were there to just see the minimum. Tickets are good for forty eight hours. Fantastic gift shop for World War Two...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Hard to believe a museum of this quality is in such a small town. I'm a history buff, but I learned a lot of information regarding the Pacific War. The exhibits are very well done. If you are in this area of Texas, you should...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. A bit overwhelming but since it's self-paced you can move along and see as much or as little as you like.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was a very in depth museum with a mix of literature, photos, and video. It can be as long or as short as you want due to multiple exit points if the kids get bored. Your ticket gets you access to this plus two...More

Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

There is so much information packed into this museum. It's a history buff or researcher's dream. Spent about two hours browsing the displays.

Thank Leah G
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

There is likely no better museum devoted to the Pacific theatre of World War ll. Videos, interactive graphics, numerous artifacts including an entire plane and boat are all housed in this state of the art museum. The Nimitz family was from Fredericksburg which explains the...More

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Our dates for the shows are September 1,2 and October 13, 14. It is not necessary to buy in advance but we do tend to sell out.
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Their Website shows open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Enjoy your visit it is a wonderful museum.
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