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National World War II Museum

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National World War II Museum commemorates a very challenging yet invigorating time in American history. Learn about how the USA responded to the battle cry for freedom.

The newest addition in the National World War II Museum is the US Freedom Pavilion: Boeing Center. The exhibits show how the USA responded when they joined the war effort overseas. Soldiers, sailors and Marines trained and went to war while men and women stateside did their part to build the transportation and weapons of war as well as their conservation and rationing efforts. Everyone sacrificed in some way for the war effort.

Tours include the modes of transportation on display, including the Warbirds. There is an interactive display called What Would You Do, which provides information about an event during the war and then provides options for action.

The Museum and Store are open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. When you are planning your visit it is a good idea to plan to stay for about 3 hours to get the most out of your experience at the museum. You may want to plan to dine at the restaurant or the Soda Shop. The Museum closes for Mardi Gras Day, Christmas (Eve and Day), and Thanksgiving.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the Museum. Ticket costs vary depending on your preference. For the museum only tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for seniors 65+, $13 for students and active military with IDs. You can add the 4D film offered for $5 more per ticket or you can add the 4D film and another film for $10 more per ticket. If you prefer, you can add a day to your museum visit for $6. Groups of 15 or more people get a discount of $2 per ticket. If the tour requires chaperones for youngsters one chaperone per 10 children gets in free.

National WWII MuseumWorld War II veterans get in for FREE. You can make a donation to the museum to assure these men and women can get in FREE always.

This museum offers an interesting insight into what life was like when America’s Greatest Generation answered the call to action. Youngsters will be interested in seeing how their grandparents and parents experienced life stateside while soldiers and sailors fought overseas. This is a real family experience for those who were directly affected by the war who which to share it.

Information

Tour Hours:
Open daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address/Map:  945 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-1944
Website: Plan your visit to National WWII Museum
   
Admission: Adults $22 | Seniors $19 | Students & Military $13
 
Free for WWII Veterans
Group discounts and packages are available.