The National WWII Museum

World War II aficionados and history buffs will want to reserve at least 3-4 hours of time to go through this wonderful museum founded by the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose and his colleague Gordon H. (Nick) Mueller. The museum campus is laid out in a sensible way that takes you step-by-step through the history of the war that changed everything.

Begin in the original Louisiana Memorial Pavilion which features macro artifacts such as tanks and artillery, special temporary exhibits, and the L.W. “Pete” Kent Train Car Experience. Climb aboard the recreated 1940’s train and follow in the footsteps of new recruits on their way to war. A unique way to experience the museum is via the digitally enabled “dog tag” you’ll be given that connects you with an individual narrative of the war.

While it is not necessary to visit the pavilions in any particular order, the story of the war unfolds naturally at Pavilion #2, the Solomon Victory Theater Complex, where you can see the dramatic Tom Hanks’ film Beyond All Boundaries in an epic 4D experience. Enjoy a change of pace at B.B.s Stage Door Canteen where matinee performances feature big bands, dancing and headliner acts after the style of Bob Hope, famous for providing levity and laughter to troops in the midst of dreadful combat. Visit the Merchant Marine Gallery too, commemorating the branch of service that had a higher casualty rate than any other branch of US service.

Follow in the footsteps of the citizen soldier in Pavilion #3, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters. Relive the drama and personal stories, and learn about the strategies of America’s campaign to defeat the Axis powers.

Pavilion #4, The Boeing Center, offers the opportunity to brave sky-high catwalks to get an up-close look at the massive tanks and planes. The exhibits describe the history and production of war machines and honors all branches of the military.

At last you will come to Pavilion #5, the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion. Here you will see more macro artifacts but also the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation Gallery which focuses on the ingenuity and innovation that helped solve the massive problems experienced during war time.

Visitors to this museum will come away with a deepened understanding of the price of war, what it means to have freedom, and inspiration to work for peace.

Hours: Daily 9:00am-5:00pm

The National WWII Museum will be closed on:

Thanksgiving – November 22, 2018
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2018
Christmas Day – December 25, 2018
Mardi Gras Day – March 5, 2019

Location: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

World War II aficionados and history buffs will want to reserve at least 3-4 hours of time to go through this wonderful museum founded by the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose and his colleague Gordon H. (Nick) Mueller. The museum campus is laid out in a sensible way that takes you step-by-step through the history of the war that changed everything.

Begin in the original Louisiana Memorial Pavilion which features macro artifacts such as tanks and artillery, special temporary exhibits, and the L.W. “Pete” Kent Train Car Experience. Climb aboard the recreated 1940’s train and follow in the footsteps of new recruits on their way to war. A unique way to experience the museum is via the digitally enabled “dog tag” you’ll be given that connects you with an individual narrative of the war.

While it is not necessary to visit the pavilions in any particular order, the story of the war unfolds naturally at Pavilion #2, the Solomon Victory Theater Complex, where you can see the dramatic Tom Hanks’ film Beyond All Boundaries in an epic 4D experience. Enjoy a change of pace at B.B.s Stage Door Canteen where matinee performances feature big bands, dancing and headliner acts after the style of Bob Hope, famous for providing levity and laughter to troops in the midst of dreadful combat. Visit the Merchant Marine Gallery too, commemorating the branch of service that had a higher casualty rate than any other branch of US service.

Follow in the footsteps of the citizen soldier in Pavilion #3, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters. Relive the drama and personal stories, and learn about the strategies of America’s campaign to defeat the Axis powers.

Pavilion #4, The Boeing Center, offers the opportunity to brave sky-high catwalks to get an up-close look at the massive tanks and planes. The exhibits describe the history and production of war machines and honors all branches of the military.

At last you will come to Pavilion #5, the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion. Here you will see more macro artifacts but also the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation Gallery which focuses on the ingenuity and innovation that helped solve the massive problems experienced during war time.

Visitors to this museum will come away with a deepened understanding of the price of war, what it means to have freedom, and inspiration to work for peace.

Hours: Daily 9:00am-5:00pm

The National WWII Museum will be closed on:

Thanksgiving – November 22, 2018
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2018
Christmas Day – December 25, 2018
Mardi Gras Day – March 5, 2019

Location: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

ADULT:

$26.33

CHILD:

$16.92

WAS $29.25 | $18.80
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WAS

adult:

$26.33

child:

$16.92

WAS $29.25 | $18.80
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