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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

A must see in New Orleans. Great way to spend time some time especially on bad weather days. Very informative and well done museum.

Thank Aisha P
Reviewed yesterday

Very Very interesting displays . many wwII aircraft on display. Done miss the I max show for a extra $5. It is worth twice the price. The submarine display is also very interesting also $5 extra, but will worth it. A lot to see plan...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A simply amazing place to visit. History at it's best. Heart wrenching and thought provoking. This era made America great.

Thank Monica B
Reviewed yesterday

Superb example of "immersive" style of museum for Road to Tokyo and Road to Berlin. In this style, you walk thru rooms with foliage and terrain as in WW II. This is supplemented by artivacts (machine guns), attired mannequins & video screens to give a...More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the visit. Among the best I've been too. Provides a personal perspective. Not to be missed

Thank Paw6089
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a lovely rainy afternoon here learning more about WWII. The museum really brought a more human aspect to the whole thing. Found myself tearing up in some of the exhibits. Felt as if I was really there, experiencing the actual war. Very educational. Well...More

Thank SMars1111
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the best war museums I have been to. I spent most of the day going through every exhibit and then the " beyond boundaries " and the submarine experience were simply fantastic. Although it's spread over a few buildings the time...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not what I would usually do in New Orleans but took the time to check out the museum. Very well planned out experience. The war memorabilia was cool but I really enjoyed watching the informative documentary videos. I learned a lot and spent about 3...More

Thank thesnurgs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely a WW II immersion experience. So much info, so well presented, and clearly presents the events that took place both at home and overseas. The 4D movie is a must to see and there are free tours inside if you ask a docent upon...More

Thank PennyG338
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't even begin to describe how awesome the WWII museum was. From the time you step into the train you know you're in for a treat. We loved how interactive it was, and throughly enjoyed Beyond all Boundaries. I would recommend planning on spending...More

Thank Christy V
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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Dan W
I am the grandson of one of the 78 men who perished in the Tang disaster. Your recommendation that people should "pass" on the Tang interactive exhibit was painful for me to read. Also, your description of the exhibit as a 5 minute sinking of a ship was an unfair assessment of the exhibit. While I do believe that the presentation could be improved, the exhibit certainly was not a five minute description of the sinking of "a" ship, rather it was a convoy of ships. I grew up believing that those who perished in the Tang, including my grandfather, were long forgotten. To have an exhibit built which describes the battle that claimed my grandfather's life, and the lives of 86 other men, is amazing given the sheer numbers of battles that could have been documented in such an exhibit. I understand your opinion is yours. However, I have heard and seen others who have a different opinion. The sacrifice of the men who died in the Tang disaster deserve better than your dismal review. The exhibit is not entirely about being entertained as you suggest. I found myself drifting off to sleep at times during the Beyond All Boundries presentation, but that would not cause me to suggest that others should pass on the experience.
15 October 2017|
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Response from P9220WBterrym | Reviewed this property |
I also never mentioned the Tang exhibit. If your question was directed at me you are in the wrong.
Amanda S
3 October 2017|
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Response from Karen_2H20 | Reviewed this property |
The sidewalk outside is full of bricks dedicated to war heroes
25 September 2017|
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Response from vade713 | Reviewed this property |
No, they should not be. I am also a WWII history buff. You will absolutely love this place. The only thing I would say is that you should plan most of a day to see everything.