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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent four and a half hours being transported back in time as the museum has done an excellent job of making each exhibit a personal experience. We learned so much and could have easily spent another day here.

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy learning about history and this museum provides extensive new facts about WWII, the events leading up to US involvement, and important overviews of the war itself. More impotantly to me was learning about Admiral Nimitz the man and the environment and circumstances that...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. I never thought you’d find a museum like this in a small town in Texas. Of course being the birthplace of Admiral Nimitz has a lot to do with it. This is a must see. Great displays and very educational. They have several aircraft...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In order to properly enjoy these museums, one must spend some time. There is so much to see and absorb, if you try to rush, you will quickly become overwhelmed. The three museums cover the prelude and history of the war, a biographical exhibit of...More

Thank Todd B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a retired history teacher but we came here because my uncle was killed during the B-29 bombings of Tokyo in 1945. Unlike other WWII museums I have been to, there was a whole little gallery dedicated to the B-29 Tokyo bombers. So moving...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very nice museum and there were airplanes inside and lots of history and set up in a timeline. There were many photos and artifacts and uniforms from the war and so much information about the war in the Pacific. Admiral Nimitz was...More

Thank TravelGoddess61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best history museums I have seen anywhere in the world. It doesn't look big or complex on the outside but one you get inside and start the chronological progress from the start to the end of the war, it is...More

Thank txtdal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is fantastic! So much to read and see. Love the submarine outside of building and all the different re-enactments done on various occasions. A must see for WWII history buffs! Be prepared to spend a day here!

Thank Loretta P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Your Husbands will love this. Very interesting about Pacific Theatre. Lots to see and read, many pictures and relics worth seeing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on spending some time in this wonderful facility on your self guided tour; fascinating to say the least. You will want to come back.

Thank joemir2018
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A_Crandall14
21 May 2018|
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Response from SneakinDeacon | Reviewed this property |
Their Website shows open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Enjoy your visit it is a wonderful museum.
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DallasPaza
1 November 2016|
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question.
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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.
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