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The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
+1 504-528-1944
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The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #2 museum in the world and #2 in the U.S., 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 an opportunity to tour and 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. Open early through 1/2/18, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. nationalww2museum.org
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
Arts District – Warehouse District
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+1 504-528-1944
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We allowed a full day to visit and I am glad we did. I highly recommend seeing the “ Beyond all Boundaries” movie before you start through the museum. It is an excellent introduction to WWII and will greatly enhance your visit. We also made...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a national treasure. It holds a tremendous amount of WW2 history, and depicts all the facets of the war worldwide. Many sections of this museum, and you can easily spend the whole day learning about how the war unfolded and ended in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Of all the things we did in NOLA, this was our favorite, even our 13 y/o grandson said it was his favorite! We spent 2 days here, over 9 hours total, and still didn't see everything!! IT is one of the best museums we have...More

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Visited here on a very rainy day in New Orleans. We don't normally visit museums when we vacation - most of the family don't enjoy them. This one was a hit with everyone! So informative and well put together. If I lived here, I would...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My father was in the second wave of on D day and he died was I was young, but I was able to see and almost feel what he went through. This a big museum with lots to look at and learn so take your...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum holds a lot of information about the second world war. To my opinion it was even too much at a time and I would have preferred to put a focus on the war in Europe. The interactive part with the "dogtag" card would...More

Thank Debeha14
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a whole day the this museum and decided to also include the final mission and the film at the end narrated by Tom Hanks. Whilst we are British we found the whole day out to be great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is a full immersion in the history of the second World War and the involvement of the US on European and Pacific theaters and the homefront. The museum spans multiple buildings each covering different aspects of the war. Don't miss the Tom Hanks...More

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This surpassed any prior expectations! We went at 3pm and I started at the beginning of the exhibit (if going in chronological order). By closing I was only up to ‘D-day’. We are going back tomorrow to complete the experience.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive museum, lots to see and learn. The walk through displays were informative and educational, very well done. The volunteer staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We did the museum in about 3.5 hours but rushed through. You can spend a lot more time...More

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JackieM6
22 June 2018|
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Response from arturofranz | Reviewed this property |
Hi...Just use uber. Its very convenient and you are on a vacation. Splurge a little and get a private drive to the WWII Museum.
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JackieM6
22 June 2018|
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Response from Mommy447 | Reviewed this property |
Use a cab, Uber, or walk. We stayed at the Marriott Hotel and walked. They do have a parking garage at the Museum.
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Nick P
20 June 2018|
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Response from Jacob W | Reviewed this property |
No money saved but if I already have them purchased already the will call line is so much shorter. Even first thing in the morning you can have a lot of people even his loads of kids.
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