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The National WWII Museum

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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+1 504-528-1944
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and designated by...

Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and designated by Congress in 2003 as the official WWII Museum of the United States, 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.

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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If you have any interest in history you will find this museum has documented World War ll in a brilliant and detailed way. If you are visiting do not miss this attraction

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Robert H
Shepparton, Australia
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Shepparton, Australia
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If you have any interest in history you will find this museum has documented World War ll in a brilliant and detailed way. If you are visiting do not miss this attraction

Thank Robert H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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This museum won't disappoint. If you love history about WWII, then this is the place for you. This museum ranks 4th in the US and 11th in the world. They are constantly adding new things and attractions. A must do in New Orleans.

Thank Jason C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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Been to alot of museums? Think youve seen them all? This one is different. Spectacular exhibits, live how they are all set out alot of effort has gone in. The 4D movie was pretty cool too. Well worth a visit.

Thank SarahFromNZ
Brookline, New Hampshire
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This museum is really pretty incredible. From the building itself, to the artifacts, to the interactive exhibits, all just so well done. Our 10 year old son was absolutely captivated following the fate of 'his soldier'. And the Beyond Boundries movie was so good, really well done and quite moving. A must do.

Thank itsarctic
morton, ms
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Beautiful facility telling the stories of a time gone by. The artifacts are amazing. Loved that you could pick a soldier and follow his journey. You could plan to stay for hours. It is a big museum with several buildings and that was a bit confusing ( we ran into several families who were wondering around lost needing direction) and... More 

Thank kendred
Gresham, Oregon
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It provides more info on the WW2 than I thought possible. Anything that you wish to know about the War is shown and talked about in great detail. They explain from the many nations involved to the clothing, weapons and planning of everything. Many actual weapons are displaced there from each country. The movies will make you think you are... More 

Thank 234Jerry
West Melbourne, Florida
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My daughter and I visited the attraction with a teenager and a 9 year old. Both of them were very entertained at the WWII Museum, and we experienced no moaning and groaning from them being bored. My daughter and I thought the museum was absolutely fantastic and feel that every American should visit it!

Thank 123Trish16
Tampa, Florida
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Start early because there is a lot to see. Also, get your tickets on line to beat standing in line. This was done so well, we were truly impressed. Not a place for kids and strollers so FYI--they don't understand it anyway.

Thank Travelmiz
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Very well done and very informative I wish they would start showing the movie earlier in the day First show not until noon

Thank 457deaneb
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This museum is a great experience for all ages. It's a tribute to WWII veterans and a great education for young ones. I highly recommend the movie.

Thank bethCincinnati

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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