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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1944
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The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and even ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. The Museum is open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Arts District / Warehouse District
+1 504-528-1944
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a must see in New Orleans. I wish we had more time to do this because we wanted to read every word of every sign and listen to every story that was told. When you start the tour you receive a dog...More

Thank jcohenderson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit. If you have done a lot of study of world war 2 as I have you will not find much new here. It is very well done though and many displays of guns, vehicles, news articles and other things about the conflict....More

Thank norzee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best museum I've ever been to! Spent all day there and loved it! Highly recommend going there! Good for all ages!

Thank RonRobin
Reviewed yesterday

Most people are guaranteed to learn something by visiting this museum. Probably a better learning experience than most history classes. Don't miss the Beyond all boundaries 4D movie.

Thank GreatTraveltime
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This museum is a wonderful tribute to the men and women who fought on both theaters during World War II. We spent the day with "our own veteran" by way of a badge system, that navigated us through the years of the war, describing where...More

Thank LLoomis319
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone who has served in the military or has parents who served in WWII should visit this fabulous museum. Allow at least three hours if you see the movie.

Thank DocMark1972
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We spent 6 hours at this museum and could have spent even more time! It's very well done and informative. I would highly recommend watching the Tom Hanks movie that is approximately 45 minutes. The only reason I didn't giver it 5/5 is because they...More

Thank TravelBugVM2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really a terrific museum. The Tom Hanks movie was a must see, you won't regret it. So very much to see and learn here.

Thank jerseygirl027
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolute must for anyone with even the slightest interest in history. You could easily spend a full day exploring every section of the museum. As I only had about 4 hours, I divided up most of my time between the sections on...More

Thank Ross R
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This museum is just awesome. The Tom Hanks narrated 4D movie is a must. The exhibits are well done and informative and you become personally involved when you receive your veterans dog tag. My husband really wasn't interested in going but once we got there,...More

Thank Nancy D
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
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5 September 2017|
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Response from AndyTomkinson | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Maison St Charles on St Charles Avenue. It is walking distance 5 mins to the WW2 Museum via Lee Circle (An empty column which used to have General Lee). Maison St Charles is very good value, swimming pool... More
3 September 2017|
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Response from I2AXnancyr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would check out the LA Memorial Pavilion first since its where you check in. Maybe 1-2 hours after your arrival is perfect for Boundaries. It is right next to Road to Berlin which takes a while to get through. A break... More
Cary L
5 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel G | Reviewed this property |
If you want to read everything and watch all the little films and the full length film you could easily spend two days but I think you would feel you saw enough with 6 hours. You will want to go back on your next visit to... More