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National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

The Basics

Opened in 2000, and originally called the National D-Day Museum, the National WWII Museum takes an immersive look at wartime life and the input the United States Armed Forces had in the Allied victory. Visitors have the chance to dine in 1940s style at BB’s Stage Door Canteen, see restored fighter planes and tanks, and even experience a thrilling ride on Lake Pontchartrain onboard a restored PT boat, the same type of craft that was used in the Normandy landings.

If you’re touring independently, prebook admission so you can skip the line upon arrival. For an extended day trip, you can combine a visit to the museum with a citywide private tour that includes air-conditioned transport.

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The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
$30.81 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic and went back second day.
Very well done and so informative. So much to read and look at that one day is not enough. The film is a must. We returned the following day to finish everything.
Sara_H, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
Fabulous
Mary_H, Jul 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Better than any history book. Brought me to a greater understanding of the era. Facility is clean, laid out in good form. See the movie first.
star-5
Top Notch Presentation.
Jim_McCallum, Jun 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
This was the most outstanding presentation of WW II material I have ever experienced! The staff were very helpful. The cafeteria was clean and organized with a variety of choices including salads. So proud of the men and women who made so many sacrifices for our freedom! Our current society could learn a lot.
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Lt. Alex R. Grote, Jr., D-Day veteran.
David_G, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
My father took part in the D-Day Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Postwar, he worked with General Earl Rudder who led the Rangers up Point du Hoc when Rudder was mayor of Brady, Texas and my father, Alex R. Grote, Jr. was the County Agricultural Agent.
star-5
Everyone should visit this museum.
Harry_C, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The movie. The special effects made one think how it impacted by the events. The artifacts were impressive.
star-5
Amazing, clean and organized
Catherine_T, Jun 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Bought these tickets for my husband's birthday. He is a Vietnam Vet. And throughly enjoyed the experience and so did I. Everything was run smoothly and cleanly. We would highly recommend..
star-5
Educational and moving
Lisa_G, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Pearl Harbor exhibit was moving and educational. Throughout we especially liked the personal stories presented in the audio booths. Overall an outstanding, educational and emotional museum.
star-5
Excellent
Joe_P, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Hell's Angels 303rd bombardment group exhibit. My sons grandfather's outfit. He was a navigator/bombardier
star-5
This was such an...
Steve_C, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
This was such an interesting facility. The folks there were so helpful with where to go and how to best enjoy all that was there to see. They even helped us figure out where to go for lunch! Couldn't see it all in one day, but enjoyed every bit of what we got to.
star-5
Great tour
Tina_T, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The Higgins boat was something that stuck out because the inventor lived in New Orleans. Great tour. Would recommend.
star-5
Must visit!
Eileen_J, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The WW2 Museum was a great excursion and I am not a history buff. We spent about 2 hours going through the interactive exhibits. You must see the movie. It was great and probably the highlight. The theater is really nice and the seats are a nice break from all the walking. The movie is also interactive. Glad we didn't miss this!
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US a Blessing to Allied Team
Sheryl_J, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
I learned just how big the German empire was. The Japanese were right when they said 'We have awakened a sleeping giant'. Without the US ability to manufacture and supply the war, Europe would have been lost. The air command was key advantage. It was great. My dad was a fighter pilot and I was so proud!
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The treatment of Japanese...
LynnC_M, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The treatment of Japanese Americans during and after the war. Learning more about Pres. Roosevelt’s involvement or lack there of in bolting the US in the war

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

  • Discounted admission tickets are available for children, seniors, students, and military personnel; WWII veterans can visit for free.

  • The museum is very large, so plan the exhibits you want to see ahead of time to get the most out of your visit.

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How to Get There

The National WWII Museum is located at 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, just off Lee Circle. The historic St. Charles streetcar (Line 12) runs in front of the museum—the closest stop is Lee Circle. Paid parking is available on-site. Alternatively, you can visit the museum as part of a private city tour that includes transfers to and from your accommodation.

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When to Get There

The museum is open every day from 9am–5pm, except for Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The museum is busiest in the early afternoon, so plan to get there early to have plenty of space to explore.

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Enjoy a Classic New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Start off your day in the “Big Easy” with a New Orleans-style jazz brunch in one of the city’s famous restaurants. You’ll enjoy traditional Creole dishes, such as shrimp étouffée and jambalaya, while local musicians serenade you with toe-tapping tunes. You can prebook your brunch experience ahead of time for the best prices and the best tables.

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