The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans and #2 in the U.S., and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American servicemember abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Beyond the galleries, the Museum offers unique access to experiential history, including an opportunity to tour and ride on an authentically restored PT-boat, tours behind the scenes to handle artifacts alongside Museum curators, and an impressive collection of restored and working macro-artifacts to discover. Open early through 1/2/18, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Andyag69
    Leeds, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Fantastic! well worth a visit
    We visited the WWII museum on our last day in New Orleans because we needed to kill a few hours before our flight home. We stayed FIVE hours and could have stayed longer. It is very well laid out and works in a timeline format. We didnt pay for the extra film option and to be honest we wouldnt have had time. An excellent journey through history through the eyes of the americans
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Steve D
    8 contributions
    Fantastic museum
    This WWII museum is a must see when visiting New Orleans. Even my wife enjoyed it. At first she seemed a little disinterested, then within minutes, became very interested in the history of WWII. We stopped and watched all the videos! Give yourself plenty of time to see and hear this exhibit. Definitely worth it!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Drew K
    Ballwin, Missouri942 contributions
    Expanded and Updated Since my 2013 Visit
    Thie museum is absolutely first-rate. It is a must see on any visit to New Orleans. The documentation tells and amazing story and the aviation gallery is the best static display of aircraft anywhere, including the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Lori
    3 contributions
    Wow!
    Very moving experience! Much to see and explore. 5 large buildings with exhibits, theaters, shops, etc. My husband and I spent 5 hours there and could have spent more time. Would recommend going early in the day. If you have the chance, get tickets for the movie Beyond All Boundaries narrated by Tom Hanks. Overall, a great experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Tammy L
    3 contributions
    Best Museum in all of US!
    There simply isn't enough time to see everything this amazing museum has to offer. An absolute "must see" when visiting NOLA. Do not recommend for young children though as it takes awhile to get through and is a lot of reading.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • TravelingBum10
    United States2,735 contributions
    Allow several hours to visit
    This museum is very large. We skimmed through it and still spent 3 hrs there. We paid $20 per person military. There’s a parking lot across the street that charges by the hr. $15 for the 3 hrs we spent there. To me the best part of the museum was the Disney area but they didn’t allow photos there. It doesn’t have any interactive stuff. Everything is videos or reading info. A little disappointing.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Danielle G
    10 contributions
    Excellent commemoration to the WW2 war efforts
    My partner was keen to visit this museum during our recent visit in NOLA. It was well laid out with a wide array of artefacts and personal belongings once belonging to the brave individuals who took part in the war. Being of British descent, I was much better informed on the European side of the war, but was greatly impressed with the educational opportunity to learn about the fighting throughout Asia. I would encourage you to visit this museum and to give yourself plenty of time to look at all the exhibits and to follow your dog-tag story!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Prowlzaround
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5 contributions
    Super interesting, multi-format learning about history
    There is so much to do here that we split our visit across two days. Day 1 was Europe, and Day 2 was Pacific and the home front. I feel like we could have spent more time. A good start is the film narrated by Tom Hanks to get an overview before beginning the exhibits. I loved that there were a lot of little films to watch, meaningful artifacts, and lots of maps and other charts to help understand the big picture and then bring it down small to a personal level. The result is you learn a lot about this conflict and also connect emotionally to what it was like to have been there. There are many volunteers milling about who are passionate about this museum and eager to share a story or to point you in the right direction to find something.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Jim W
    Atlanta, Georgia102 contributions
    This is "must see" for all people who desire to understand the history of the war.
    From the volunteers to the exhibits, all were excellent. Although we had been to Normandy and read a great deal about the invasion and war in Europe, the exhibits here explained much more than we initially understood. The film Beyond all Borders is so good, all US high schools should show it to their students. We only had one day and needed two more, so we will be back.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Brian S
    Sumter, South Carolina71 contributions
    History's greatest generation remembered
    Visit New Orleans with my wife on a weekend escape and vacation without kids. We went to the Zoo, The Aquarium and Bourbon Street but it was this place that we will never forget. The staff was very friendly and the museum was very well laid out. Easy to navigate which made seeing everything more enjoyable. Lots of fantastic moments from history in a small place. Veterans and family members of veterans should visit this place. Thank you to the staff and those who made this place what it is.
    Visited May 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2023
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CyndiMom
Manhattan Beach, CA249 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
WOW, there is so much information here and it is SO well displayed. All I can say is make sure to visit this museum, even if you are not hugely into WWII and that era. My only complaint is that there are very few places to sit while going through the exhibits and if you are tired, it is not easy on the feet. Wear comfortable shoes! We had planned to spend 1/2 a day here and ended up spending the entire day and having lunch at the restaurant on site. AND, make sure you see the movie Beyond All Boundaries - worth your time!
Written 20 February 2024
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Jacob T
New York City, NY47 contributions
Awesome experience. Everything was mind blowing. The exhibits were great. Highly recommended. The extras were great as well.
Written 20 February 2024
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN755 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We spent a day here and could have spent two. Superbly arranged exhibits and activities. Informative. Incredible to see planes and ships from the era. Also great effort to make it personal by connecting to individuals. Staff was great. Highly recommended.
Written 19 February 2024
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Paul D
21 contributions
An awesome museum that captures everything from the isolationist debate to the start of the Cold War. Artifacts from all sides, stories from Soldiers, Sailors, Marines. Live interviews from the greatest generation. No topic was missed that I could see. One full day to get all the rooms but truly a multiple day visit to see and watch everything.
Written 19 February 2024
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CyndiMom
Manhattan Beach, CA249 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow this place is a bit overwhelming. This could easily take an entire day. We were here on a cold Saturday and it was packed….. hard to even maneuver through the exhibits. If you aren’t physically able just be warned, there are very few places to sit down for a short rest. Even if you aren’t a big WWII fan, you will learn a lot. Make sure you see the movie Beyond All Boundaries- and see it first before the museum. It gives you a good overview before tackling the huge museum. Again, keep in mind this place offers little seating as you go through the exhibits so just be aware.
Written 17 February 2024
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PRview
San Juan, Puerto Rico140 contributions
An absolute must. So glad we went and watched the film as well. The whole museum was Done in such a tasteful manner. Amazing use of technology and so much history. Would go back again for sure.
Written 15 February 2024
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DoctorDKansasCity
Kansas City10 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
A MUST SEE when in New Orleans...My Dad and his brothers all served in WWII so it was very "moving" for me. Also, very educational!
Written 15 February 2024
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aussienztraveler
Smithers, Canada154 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Excellent war museum.

I’ve visited pearl harbour and the San Diego aircraft carrier museum. This museum was super great - interactive, amazing exhibits and many artifacts that I haven’t seen at other museums such as sweetheart jewelry. I also really appreciated the rooms that appeared to be from the area they were informing us about. Would suggest more directional arrows on the floor - often it was hard to know which way the traffic or story should flow

Highly recommend this museum.
Written 14 February 2024
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James B
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing. Could spend hours there just looking at exhibits. Having the hotel part of the package is great, very little driving if jjust staying in that area.
Written 11 February 2024
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Roy H
1 contribution
Visiting the world War 2 museum will change you. definitely shows you how the USA changed the wars and the World. We spent about 4 hours and feel like we could have been there another 4 hours. Great location in New Orleans.
Written 10 February 2024
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The National WWII Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 954.32, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 415.28 per person.