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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Arts District / Warehouse District
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a WWII buff but I have read some books and have always been interested in learning more. Just a great experience in 3 hours long had time for movie and the Europe section could easily spend a day here. Learned much. There are videos...More

Thank K C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If your a museum or history buff this is a must when visiting New Orleans. The Boeing museum was a dream come true. I had the same planes hanging from my ceiling as a kid.

Thank Gabriel P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great experience, it's beautiful, big and the movie was emotional. It reminds you to be grateful to live in USA, and to be thankful to all our military man and women who served, are in active duties and the heroes that sacrifice...More

Thank Nahomi S
Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful museum that told the story of our soldiers. I've been to the large Holocaust Museums, but have never heard about our US soldiers. Extremely informative - Do not miss the movie with Tom Hanks, it will leave you in tears!

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed yesterday

The exhibits are state of the art and totally immersive, meaning each area is constructed to look like a war zone with multiple videos playing on walls, ceilings, and translucent scrims. I was reduced to tears when I visited the B-17 airmen's hanger, as my...More

Thank Road_to_paradise
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum tells the complete story of the road to victory over the Nazi regime. The North Africa campaign, Normandy, Anzio, The Battle for Berlin, etcetera. The 44 minute film "Beyond All Boundaries" narrated by Tom Hanks is must see viewing. The World War II...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had no idea that in New Orleans I would find a wonderful museum that fully covers World War II. This is a must see attraction for anyone visiting the city. We made the mistake of only allowing for hours at the museum; we needed...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very modern take on a museum, with lots of video and interactive features, supremely informative and entertaining as well. A must-see if you're in New Orleans

Thank wasabe666
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only had 4 hours to cruise through this large and well set up museum. It was enough time to see everything, but not fully appreciate all that the museum had to offer. They did a very nice job with timelines and managed to focus...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best designed and executed museums we have been to in awhile. Loved how they divided the Pacific Story and the European Story.

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of the art you'll come across here is local in scope,
ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old
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ashlynboulton
9 November 2017|
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Response from beachcruzer365 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 5 hours including a lunch break and I feel like I moved very quickly through it. I could easily spend another full day to see everything the way I'd like to see it. Many great presentations for different kinds of... More
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Don B
23 October 2017|
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Response from JudyLich | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know if there’s. Place to store luggage. If you want to call, the # is 504-528-1944
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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 Desmond G | Reviewed this property |
Firstly I made no reference to any specific battle and as a veteran I have a complete understanding of the loss of loved ones in any war or battle. This museum is exactly what you say it is a memorial to those lost.may they... More
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