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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 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. 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
340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4612
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a museum worth extending your stay in Fredericksburg for and we did... two extra days. The displays are outstanding and how they put so much in a building this size is remarkable. The museum takes you on a journey from before WW II...More

Thank boxster12
Reviewed yesterday

There are lots of reasons to go to Fredericksburg, and this would be one of the top 3. If you have any appreciation for those courageous people who fought for us in WWII then this is a place you do not want to miss.

Thank gwdavis3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to Fredericksburg several times but never went to the muesue. Enjoyed it very much and thought it was a great feature to have in Fredericksburg.

Thank Mrsnavarro122014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is always nice to read about our greatest generation and their heroism. It never ceases to amaze me at what we accomplish together as a country when we pull together as one!

Thank Getouttahoustonheat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have two teenagers that were totally enthralled by this place. The opening hall sets the world stage for WWII. The scale and authenticity of the actual equipment used in WWII is unparalleled. This is the only museum I am aware of that has one...More

Thank U2695MTstevenm
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I thought we were going to breeze through this place in 1 day. Not! This is an excellent historical museum and if your going to be in town I suggest you visit in 2 half day sessions because as another trip advisor...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see if you have a history buff in your family. With its interactive displays and so much to read. This will take a few hours to finish both indoor and outdoor. There also an off site location that does combat reenactment...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic visit. A must for anyone to enjoy military history. To visit pass is for two days to see all of the entire facility.

Thank shebalie
Reviewed 6 days ago

This huge, sprawling museum demands at least a half day to fully explore, and even then you're going to miss things. They definitely take an encyclopedic approach to the conflict. A few of the panels get confusing, and not everything is in strict chronological order,...More

Thank MSPGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very nice museum with a lot of well designed exhibits. You can see the real japanese submarine and several other planes used in the WWII in the Pacific. Is very worthed to travel from Austin or San Antonio

Thank luisdJ7900IL
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1 November 2016|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
At 9AM to 5PM. Sheila has it right.
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.