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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign. Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed yesterday

Our reunion group of about 50 shipmates and spouses visited the museum. We had pre-arranged the visit and were met by friendly staff and given a pre-tour talk by one of the them. The museum is very well done and everyone loved the experience.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was a huge surprising museum. it was really delux. full size items. very interesting information. large museum.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great museum. In addition to the main museum, you have the George Bush addition and a third building to visit. It takes two days to really visit the museum properly. Your ticket is good for two days. If you are military you receive...More

Thank Danadaire
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small building with a lot of naval history. Lots of photos and memorabilia to look at, plus the usual naval souvenirs for sale. 15 Minutes did the job for me.

Thank James M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everyone should visit at least once. It's very well laid out and informative. Not too big, won't take long to tour, but love the history.

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful and very comprehensive museum regarding the Pacific Theater. It is very detailed, and as much as I love history, we found ourselves ready to cut the visit short and see other parts of Fredericksburg due to our short time to be...More

Thank jdayrail .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an amateur history buff that has been to Normandy and Bastogne, I was quite surprised to learn, for the first time, about this museum. It is well laid out and easy to navigate. The audio headset that is provided explains each display. If your...More

Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea this museum was in Fredricksburg and were really impressed with the scope of it. At one point my husband had to stop because of the emotions it elicited! It's extremely well done, and would be of interest to both young and...More

Thank 12wandering
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll learn a lot here! If you're in town, don't miss this museum. It's a hidden gem in the area. Much to see and appreciate about our men and women who contributed to the Pacific War. Don't be in a hurry! Humbling and patriotic! Don't...More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much about the Empire of Japan and what they were trying to accomplish. There was so much more to the war before and after Pearl Harbor. I was there 3.5 hours, read most and listened to the video presentation. Very well done.

Thank Jean R
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1 November 2016|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
Gene I
29 June 2016|
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Response from NMPW | Property representative |
That depends on your interest level. If you just want to go through and see the highlights then give yourself at least 2-3 hours. Our tickets are good for 48 hours so you can come and go as you like.
Peter R
31 January 2016|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
it's well west of Austin, northwest of san Antonio.