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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-528-1944
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the...

Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war.

Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Great afternoon

We spent a nice afternoon touring the museum. The exhibits are well done and informative. The items on display added very personal stories that were engaging.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a stunning building and beautiful museum. We could have had more time to enjoy the many historical elements but narrowed it down to mostly 1 area. The details are impeccable! Amazing to see history up close with artifacts, amazingly restored planes, tanks and more! videos and story boards throughout the displays are well written and hugely informative.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a nice afternoon touring the museum. The exhibits are well done and informative. The items on display added very personal stories that were engaging.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have at least 1/2 a day, and like history. This is a must stop ! Get there early. This is a big place. Catch the 10 o'clock show if you can, as it will make the flow of the day work nicely. Im don't like reading lots of info, but how they had this laid out it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the museum is beautiful enjoyed visiting here, so much history about this place. All the equipment that they use during the wars was well reserved. It made you feel like you had been there. Great place to visit. I got a great history lesson about something that I did not know about the wars. Visit it and see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 7 hours here and it wasn't enough! Very interactive and informative! Each exhibit is so thorough and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A worthwhile visit for all ages, it an absolute trip back in history. This place tells the story of the greatest generation and does it proudly. The movie alone is worth the visit and every time I visit something new is added. Please if you visit New Orleans, make the national WWII Museum a stop, you won't regret a minute.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with many interactive components. My kids, ages 10 and 12, loved it as well. We were there for about 3 hours and didn't come anywhere near finishing viewing the exhibits. The film is 48 minutes long and we unfortunately didn't have time to see it. We heard it was wonderful. Plan to spend the day.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is very well done. Young people including anyone under 35 should take the time to learn about the WW2. Hopefully it will be the last world war. They need to understand and appreciate the sacrifice that men and women from many countries took on to replace war with peace. The museum seeks to tell us their story by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a great time here, the displays are informative and everything is super interactive. Very much a museum of the future. But plan you time well, its going to take at least 2 or 3 hours to see and do everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favorite museum by far. Just a personalized experience. The tour begins with a movie Tom Hanks narrates. It's a history lesson that brings you in and personalizes the experience. The different wings of the museum take you through the steps of war, from the start, the battles, the sacrifice and VDay. There's a new display at the end which... More 

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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