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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1944
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Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country, 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 the 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. In addition, online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational outreach, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. A capital expansion program includes the construction of two additional pavilions in coming years, cementing the institution as a state-of-the-art educational institution and a premiere destination for travelers from around the world. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Arts District / Warehouse District
+1 504-528-1944
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved the museum, very informative and well guided. A lot to take in and read to plan to spend a few hours absorbing all the information. The artifacts were also great

Thank Meganvb4571
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2nd time there after a visit 2 years ago. Once again our group was impressive both as to some additions and just seeing things we missed first time (there's so much to see) The presentations were all first rate and high quality. Excellent use of...More

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed yesterday

The museum had so much to see and take in for 1 day. There are 5 buildings (one is a theatre). You have the option to get a museum ticket plus a 4D movie add on plus a submarine simulation. I highly recommend the 4D...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Having a deep respect for the military and its history, this museum was something we could not miss. We spent the better part of the afternoon here but could have spent all day. We bought our tickets online and therefore, avoided the lines inside. Every...More

Thank crickert62
Reviewed yesterday

If you are interested in history and specifically WWII, this museum is a can't miss. I thought I knew a lot about the war but after spending almost 5 hours here, I left with a whole new sense of the events that led up the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went with my 8 y/o and 14 y/o sons. Everyone enjoyed the museum. Unfortunately, we were worn out before we got to see all of the buildings. It's definitely an all day trip.

Thank Carrie921
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed coming here. Very interactive and information overload. Place to go to meet your sensory needs.

Thank humble79887
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing! Surpassed my expectations. Very well laid out and full of information. Lost of video and story telling along with artifacts. The 4D movie is a must.

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed yesterday

I cannot say enough about this museum. It is beautifully put together, immersive and thoughtful. The movie add on 'Beyond all Boundaries' is a must! Give yourself at least 3 hours to see the whole museum, but I could have easily spent a day there.

Thank Erin L
Reviewed yesterday

As a student of history, and not that far from being a member of "the greatest generation" myself, I very much appreciate the time, effort, and research into making this a repository of such an important part of our history. The museum covers multiple buildings,...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
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Lisa P
9 July 2017|
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Response from Pelicanpass | Reviewed this property |
I don't know we were pressed for time and all the other restaurants in the area were very busy, so we ate the museum. Food was ok prices not bad
8 July 2017|
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Response from Elise C M | Reviewed this property |
I saw people with wheelchairs and I think I saw a few provided by the museum for use. The best way to be sure is call directly, or look up the museum on their website and search for this.
23 June 2017|
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Response from JINKYHEW | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Aston Crowne Plaza which is not very near to the museum. Across the street from the hotel is the St. Charles stop for the tram. $1.25 one way or $3.00 for the day. It is a short enough ride and brings... More