The National WWII Museum
- General Info:
- Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (504) 527-6088
Phone: (504) 527-6012
Phone: (504) 528-1944
Fax: (504) 527-6088
- Payment method:
- amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
- Lower Garden District, Central City - Garden
The American Sector
The National World War II Museum
American Sector Restaurant + Bar
The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum
National World War II Museum
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
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- Other Information:
Parking: Street, Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Cajun & Creole
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
02/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When we arrived for our first trip to NOLA, the D-Day museum was not high on our to-do list. However, after we went, it became the most memorable and rewarding part of the trip.
The tour started with a review of a gentleman's personal photo album, documenting his ""extended vacation"" to Europe in the 40's. The displays did a great job of making you realize the mindset of the nation, the long odds of winning against two huge armies, and the extreme sacrifices that had to be made to ensure victory, not only by the soldiers, but by everyone in the country. We walked out feeling humbled, blessed and thankful. Really amazing.
We also learned alot of facts about the aggressions that lead to the war, the political dynamic between Churchiil and Roosevelt, and heard accounts from soldiers that survivied D-Day, that landed behind the german lines with nothing but a knife as a weapon and were involved in bomber testing, etc.
A stop by this museum is a must do during your trip to NO.
05/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The museum does an excellent job of getting the complex story of the numerous D-Days during WWII across to the lay person and historian alike. The exhibits there really do an excellent job of putting the visitor into the mindset of what it what like to experience these momentous events of WWII. An added bonus for the visitor is that you will find several veterans of WWII working the exhibit areas as volunteers. They bring their own personal experience into the gumbo mix that makes the history of WWII come alive.
07/23/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Great museum. Everyone should go and experience what the men in uniform went through to ensure our freedom. I think this should be a required field trip for every junior and high school student in our area. This museum is a living history. It makes one appreciate all that these men and women went to for all of us. It makes us want to always live in peace.