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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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One of the Best Military History Museums in the U.S.

I rarely give any attraction five stars, but the National Museum of the Pacific War is a five-star attraction. It is extremely well done, instructive and complete, with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I rarely give any attraction five stars, but the National Museum of the Pacific War is a five-star attraction. It is extremely well done, instructive and complete, with outstanding graphics and displays. As others have said, the tickets are good for 48 hours. I spent over two hours on my first day and only made it about 3/4 way through.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

It is not often that one can find a museum of this caliber in a small town. Since Admiral Nimitz was born and raised here, the museum is here in his honor. The museum starts off with a display about the history of the Far East, particularly regarding the relationship between China and Japan. It is a good (and often... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn history about the Pacific War a must for veterans and history lovers. Very informative stunning visual effect,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

They told us our tickets were good for 48 hours which is good because there is a lot to take in here! We could not come close to seeing everything in the time we had. This is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is one of the best W.W.II museums that you will ever see. Budget plenty of time to see everything that they have. If you are a history buff, you should really enjoy this place. This is the sort of history that we should be teaching our young people more of. I have been several times and I will go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Quite simply, this is the best history museum I've ever been in. When you go, you get a two day pass and you'll need it. It is thorough, balanced and well laid out. It pays homage to a part of ww2 that is often ignored. It's attached to the Nimitz museum. All in Chester Nimitz home town. Every American should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Museums that take on such a large subject have difficulty on what to include but this one is certainly acceptable. Better plan on at least two hours if really want to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Our visit to Fredericksburg did not initially include any interest in the National Museum of the Pacific War. But to find an activity while the wife shopped, I decided that the inexpensive admission would warrant a visit, particularly since I lived only a few miles from the largest naval yard in the country during the war. I was very impressed.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Well- done. Not unlike the WWII museum in NOLA, but only covers Pacific theater. Convenient for women to shop in charming downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Upon suggestion from a friend, we visited this museum. It was far more interesting than we expected. We learned much about Admiral Nimitz, his character, career and history in Fredericksburg, as well as his insistence that this museum not be about him but about all who served in WWII. The plaques on the walls are a moving tribute to all... More 

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