Aside for the large metal for of a fighter jet (which lights up at night), The National World War II Museum on it’s 6 acre campus almost gives the impression of being a university or hospital. The Museum consists of 5 pavilions with an indoor bridge over the street connecting two buildings on either side.
The Museum itself is unbelievable! The exhibits are very realistic with scenes constructed in a way that allows visitors to feel like they are in the scene as much as possible including recreating forests, snow and bunkers. There are loads of videos, testimonials and documentaries interspersed in the exhibits. The museum’s focus is on the United States and the fighting and strategies that were used during WWII. It doesn’t focus on the Holocaust aspect.
The Museum is divided into different areas. Some of the exhibits included is The Road to Democracy Exhibit, The Road to Tokyo Exhibit which focuses on the Japanese battles, The Road to Berlin focuses on the German battles. There is an exhibit about The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, as well as special exhibits and travelling exhibits.
Visiting the Museum can take a full day or more. There is so much to see and learn about, no wonder it is from the most popular attractions in New Orleans.
Posted: June 18, 2022
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945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
|Student (With ID)||$18|
|Military (With ID)||$18|
|Visitors with Disabilities||$18*|
|Beyond All Boundaries||$7|