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The National WWII Museum

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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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+1 504-528-1944
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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This is an awesome experience. One you will never forget. An excellent history lesson and may we never forget the sacrifices our men and women made. I think you could spend two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an awesome experience. One you will never forget. An excellent history lesson and may we never forget the sacrifices our men and women made. I think you could spend two or three days here and still not cover everything. There is so much to see and hear..

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was surprised a WWII Museum is in NOLA - but happy we stopped in. The details are great and the "dog tag" story device is an engaging extra - great for kids. We arrived with only 2 hours left, could've used another hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on our yearly Vietnam Veterans Reunion, we all decided to go and visit this Museum. And we thoroughly enjoyed all of the movies telling everyone the stories of what happened. The exhibits were outstanding and very interesting. The train ride was another treat.This is a must see for everyone. We were there in 2014 and more exhibits have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has expanded tremendously and is a must see when in New Orleans you will not be disappointed and it will be one of the highlights of your trip

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you buy your tickets ensure that you also buy the "Movie ticket". Now that I have said that the movie was very interesting from a Special effects perspective, however the to fit 4 years of warfare into 50 minutes. The exhibits are well presented and gives a personal perspective.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit pricey as museums go, but a worthy cause. They've done a great job "covering" a very large subject. I wasn't impressed with the dog-tag gimmick because we weren't allowed to select a person with history of particular interest to us -- many people come to the museum because of a parent or grandparent's personal experiences and would be... More 

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This is something everyone should take the time to experience. it was very humbling and sad, but very well done.

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Boldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was an amazing visit, felt very humbled talking to the vets there. The show was awesome too. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the whole experience.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did they ever teach me about WWII in school? I think NOT. How come we have overlooked teaching our children, our Americans about such great history. I highly recommend EVERYONE of all ages visit this museum

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My deepest regret was that we did not have more time to spend in the museum. We arrived late and had clearly underestimated how much there was to see. The planes that are hanging in the lobby were incredible. I liked being able to stand on the staircase and look "closely" at them. The interactive nature of the displays was... 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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