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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 29 December 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Fredericksburg, the museum covers the WWII in the Pacific zone. Important part of the history and a lot to learn. The ticket price is a little steep ($14 adults, $7 kids 6+) for a museum in such a small town.

Thank sumanuta
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was shocked at all of the artifacts they have, even large vehicles and planes. There is even a second part of the museum two blocks from the main site. My sons enjoyed playing games and looking at all of the guns and planes. They...More

Thank 979shaynea
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Had been before but took visiting family. Very extensive museum that took us an afternoon and the next morning. Tickets good for 48 hours. Very interesting facts and displays about the pacific war.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I am a military retiree, so this was right up my alley. Since the remodel there is much more detail in the exhibits. Though it is not huge as museums go I think it would take most of a day to do it justice.

Thank Tmartin501
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is one of the best war museums to which we have traveled, including those in Pearl Harbor and New Orleans (WWII Museum). This museum should be on the "must-see" (bucket?) list of anyone interested in WWII history. Young people should also go and learn...More

Thank flippnfin
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Very informative and humbling. Makes me proud to have also served in the Navy as well. So much has been accomplished in our country and great info on our past presidents. I also was encouraged to see the walls and how it is honored.

Thank Romy B
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went with 2 teenagers. They were fidgety and not as interested in the history as their parents. The connections to the history of Japan and China were explained. I appreciated the room that showed the American internment of the American Japanese community - I wish...More

Thank Leela F
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This museum depicts the events before and after the Asian Pacific War from World War II. It is located in this town about an hour from Austin because Admiral Nimitz was born here. It took me 4 and 1/2 hours to go through the museum...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Realistic capture of battle field environment. The displays are life like. This is an awsome educational experience for adults and teenagers.

Thank pflitfin
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very nice exhibits, but you need to plan on spending at least 3-4 hrs. here if you want to see most of the displays. War buffs could spend the day here.

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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.