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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street

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.


Sandra S

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
CAUTION - Parents, the movie "Beyond All Boundaries" should have an age restriction. We have a 10 and 12 year old and thought they were to young for what they saw. Age 14 minimum would be appropriate. There was a heavy focus on death. We left with a clear understanding, and appreciation, of the price paid for the freedom that we enjoy everyday. Great movie and very well made, just not for kids. The museum itself was exceptional. We met a couple of volunteer veterans that were there interacting and interesting to talk with. I loved the many short films throughout. We spent 6 hours there and really needed another hour, at least. We saw the above noted movie and ate lunch, so we ended up having to skip areas and hurry through others to get a glimpse of all the buildings before the museum closed. Definitely would have liked to see more. Highly recommend.

Courtney Tait

Friday, June 1, 2018
Everyone with any interest in WWII should make this a top priority when visiting New Orleans. They museum is absolutely massive. We definitely didn’t spend enough time there. We wish we had gotten there when it opened around 9 and spent the entire day there (it closes at 5). A lot of time and attention to detail clearly went into this museum. They have a lot of permanent exhibits and some very cool temp ones as well. We absolutely recommend seeing the “Beyond All Boundaries” film narrated by Tom Hanks. It’s really well done and sets up the museum wonderfully. We will definitely be back when we return to New Orleans.

The Hannas: Unfiltered

Monday, May 28, 2018
This was by far one of the best museums we have ever been to. The displays were beautiful and interactive. The historical artifacts and videos were mesmerizing. Every room and exhibit was designed with detail and precision. It was an amazing tribute to the war and its veterans. You need 2 days to fully soak in everything the museum has to offer but one day will get you through the majority of it. We will definitely be back.

Bryan McCormick

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Our third visit in the last 8 years. The museum continues to evolve and is absolutely one of the most effective venues for historical reference. The museum is wonderfully designed, the walk through the various points in history are well researched and provide just the amount of detail to understand the different battles that were going on all around the world. Don’t miss the 4D film Beyond All Boundaries. It is an awesome experience. The day we were there 2 WWII veterans were also there, a pleasure to applaud them for their service.

Fuuma Kotarou

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The place is HUGE, and as a major WWII fan, this was just AWESOME. There’s so much to see, and although the ticket prices are a bit high up, it was mainly worth it. They gave you Dog Tag cards to use and track your progress in the museum and “build your own story”. You can access your story on a website as well, and the Soda Shop nearby ( literally right next to it ) served delicious food. The staff were nice and one even joked about riding the fake train, and there was just so much to see. Really cool place, highly recommended. The shows and programs shown there are a bit graphic, and not recommended for anyone under thirteen. They involve a lot of death. Overall, I loved it, and I bought a little aviator string doll from the Museum Shop as well.

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