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National Museum of the Pacific War

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Address: 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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+1 830-997-8600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum...

Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now America's only museum centered on World War II's Pacific campaign.

Since 1968, the Museum has expanded to occupy a six-acre campus and gained a reputation as one of the premier military museums in the nation. Over the years the Museum was upgraded and enlarged, and the campus grew to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents and the Japanese Garden of Peace. We opened the expanded George H. W. Bush Gallery in 2009. The Gallery's state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main campus is the Pacific Combat Zone for guided tours of macro-artifacts and regularly scheduled combat re-enactments.

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So much to see, very moving experience

Thought we could get through this museum in several hours, but we were so wrong. You could spend three days here and still not see it all. Very well planned chronological... read more

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Dorchester, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought we could get through this museum in several hours, but we were so wrong. You could spend three days here and still not see it all. Very well planned chronological journey from what was happening in the world before WWII started right through to Japan's surrender. It was especially interesting for me to see photos of some of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is self-paced and one can take as little or as much time as you like absorbing the incredible amount of information on this incredibly important period of time in our country's history. There was so much that I'd never heard before about this part of the War. There are nearly 40 separate small rooms (some larger than others... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history or military - this is definitely a MUST stop. A few hours would not be enough to see it all, but it is really worth wandering through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The biggest challenge you're going to have with the Museum of the Pacific War is the shear size of it. There are three separate parts to the museum - the Admiral Nimitz building, the main hall on the Pacific War and a separate nearby building (called the Combat Zone) containing more vehicles and planes. Start with the Nimitz exhibits -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good thing they allow you a 48 hour pass. There is so much to take in- it's quite daunting after awhile. We spent 2 hours one day and returned the next day for about 3 more. Never did finish seeing everything- but saw plenty.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really good museum with lots of information! We really enjoyed the submarine, video show also the video of the end of WWII when they signed the treaty with Japan.

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St. Albans, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem! I could spend two full days in this museum. There is so much to see and experience. Make sure you use the map that is provided upon entry as several people, including myself, were walking around lost.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we walked thru this my husband was given a discount due to being in Korean war. so much to see and learn at the same time

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Grayling, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is incredible. Two days to go through it and we could have spent more time. If you only have a day, plan the whole day! You wont be disappointed if you love history. So well done. Our hotel offered tickets, but the entrance fee is only $14.00 and are good for 48 hours. They have a live reenactment,... More 

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Seabrook, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent detail and layout. My wife and I spent the full day going through the war exhibit, the Nimitz exhibit and the Avenger and PT boat exhibit.

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