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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1944
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Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #4 museum in the country, 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 the 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. In addition, online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational outreach, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. 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. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Arts District / Warehouse District
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is excellent, and I highly recommend a visit when in New Orleans. Lots of information. I would go back, as there was so much to see. Near the streetcar stop in Lee's Circle.

1  Thank JustUs89
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome place, huge, comprehensive. Naturally it's quite based on the US perspective on the war with contributions of guerilla resistance and the soviets marginalized. But the museum does also recognize some controversies taking place within the US, so kudos to that. It could be even...More

Thank Matej Č
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting the WWI museum last week in KC, we completed the museum tour at the WWII Museum today. The museum is quite large! We spent a little over two hours, but could have stayed longer to cover in more detail. The exhibits are very...More

1  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum. Just wish it was opened past 5p, would've loved more time. Suggestion would be to put up signs or arrows on the ground as to which way to go through the exhibits. Loved the train at the beginning!

1  Thank maam02
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum. I have been to a lot of WWII museums and this one is among the best. I recommend it to locals and travelers.

Thank P415CFmarkp
Reviewed yesterday

The WWII Museum was amazing! My husband is a history buff an he was totally enthralled with the whole experience. There was so much to see and read and we loved the interactive experience offered as well. The museum walks you through the early days...More

1  Thank nenamahlum
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Words can not do this place justice,only a visit can.This has to be the number one place to visit when in town.From the moment you walk in the door , you are surrounded by history. The respect show by the amazing staff to those of...More

1  Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I usually don't like museums, but the WWII museum far exceeded my expectations. I spent an entire afternoon wandering through the many themed-rooms, listening to audio recordings of real soldiers during WWI, and watching videos. The artifacts were coupled with explanations so you can follow...More

1  Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited with family from out of town for the day. It was an incredible experience! I must return again, to spend more time in this treasure.

Thank Gery F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the movie first then had lunch down the street and then did the museum. It is very well done and interesting for all ages.

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Lisa P
9 July 2017|
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I don't know we were pressed for time and all the other restaurants in the area were very busy, so we ate the museum. Food was ok prices not bad
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Elise C M | Reviewed this property |
I saw people with wheelchairs and I think I saw a few provided by the museum for use. The best way to be sure is call directly, or look up the museum on their website and search for this.
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2013AARP
24 June 2017|
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Response from JINKYHEW | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Aston Crowne Plaza which is not very near to the museum. Across the street from the hotel is the St. Charles stop for the tram. $1.25 one way or $3.00 for the day. It is a short enough ride and brings... More
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