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National Museum of the Pacific War

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Formerly the Nimitz Museum, the complex is now the only museum in the Continental United States 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. Recently reopened after an $8 million renovation. The PCZ is also home to our popular WWII Pacific Combat Program that takes place on set weekends throughout the year.
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340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were expecting a little house converted to a museum, instead it is a top notch place. Very well done and maintained. Great place.

Thank Wandering_Explorers
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This museum was very educational. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my visit. I learned a lot there that school never did teach.

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you don't understand the Pacific battles of WWII, you will after this museum. It is laid out in a good way, the artifacts and signage help you discover more of what you didn't know in an easy to understand way. There are audio &...More

Thank EaZexcursions
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had heard about the museum from friends. Well worth the stop. We spent almost 5 hours there soaking up the history. As a veteran I appreciate the time and energy put into making the history of the Pacific come to life for others to...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the museum!! Lots to see so make sure u take a couple of days to get through all of it. If you love war history then this is the place to go see!! We will return!!

Thank Leana B
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I've visited many military museums in many areas of the country. The Nimitz is one of the finest I've seen. It tells the complete story of the Pacific War with no stone unturned. Great interactive exhibits that capture and hold your attention. It honors our...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Take your time and plan at least 4 hours to experience all this museum has to offer. You can go at your own pace and read or listen to the stories. There are also inteactive displays as well.

Thank Nora M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were told to plan two days for this Museum - and that's right! But you need two days on each of multiple visits to really see all of the wonderful items and exhibits housed in this complex. It is absolutely overwhelming!! Truly, this is...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Wonderful history... My father and mother in law wanted to come see this because, my wife and I raved about it... They really enjoyed the museum...

Thank DRehders
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What a great museum! There are actually 3 parts to this Museum. Their tickets are good for 48 hours so we toured over two days which was perfect. So much to see through videos or reading! Really enjoyed the history of Admiral Nimitz. This museum...More

Thank MinnieKay
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1 November 2016|
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Response from RNDMD | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can usually get this from the web site.
Gene I
29 June 2016|
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Response from NMPW | Property representative |
That depends on your interest level. If you just want to go through and see the highlights then give yourself at least 2-3 hours. Our tickets are good for 48 hours so you can come and go as you like.
Peter R
31 January 2016|
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Response from Noel E | Reviewed this property |
it's well west of Austin, northwest of san Antonio.