About the Museum :
Originally founded in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans and an unforgettable way to experience World War II from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American soldier abroad and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. Offering an impactful blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art 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's online digital collections, virtual field trips and webinars, exclusive travel programs, and renowned International Conference promote continuing scholarship and offer patrons new ways to connect to history.
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.