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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
$32.90 per adult
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My father was in the war,...
My father was in the war, was interesting putting some the images with the stories I heard growing up.
George_G, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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First time visiting The National WWII Museum in anew Orleans
Emmanuel_O, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
I visited the National WWII Museum Campus in New Orleans for the first time with my family. It was such a wealth of information gained in this museum. I appreciated the friendliness of the staff. The clean and peaceful environment for visitors to explore and learn from the historical collections stored in this museum. I am glad I took time to visit this museum.
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Loved all the...
Maurie_B, Jun 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Loved all the information! The projections are very well done. Clean, friendly, and a must see! The movie was amazing also.
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NOLA
Erin_E, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Great experience Beyond Boundaries was very well done and very well narrated by Tom Hanks Make sure to set aside at least 4-5 hours if not the entire day So much information
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Outstanding
JUDITH_S, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Very emotional! Everyone should visit and get a history lesson. The movie is a must see! What a great experience all in all!
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If you like history this...
Charlotte_H, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
If you like history this is the place to see. My dad was in WWII so it was meaningful for my family.
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Great education
Donna_J, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
I highly recommend this visit to the WWII museum. I was rushed so I missed a lot but will absolutely return.
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Good museum for sure
Bryan_C, Aug 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Very nice Museum. Had a good time looking at all the old equipment and planes. Would suggest this place to anyone visiting.
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Loved all the history and...
Tammie_V, Jul 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Loved all the history and knowledge of the volunteers. Everyone was so friendly. I loved the train ride.
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Very good & informative,...
Carol_P, Jul 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Very good & informative, learned a lot of important history in our country. I brought my kids & nice learning experience for them .
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Simply amazing 🇺🇸🇺🇸
Diane_N, Jul 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
You don’t have to be a history buff to feel the spirit in this glimpse into history! Amazing it is! I thought I had purchased the movie but found that my price was only for museum so read your purchase carefully
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Loved it all!
Jay_S, Jun 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Beyond All Boundaries 4D film. Loved the entire museum, especially the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. Loved the planes too
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Watching the video first....
Carlotta_F, Jul 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Watching the video first. We were told to do this before viewing any of the exhibits and it certainly helped.
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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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