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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
+1 830-997-8600
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone should visit at least once. It's very well laid out and informative. Not too big, won't take long to tour, but love the history.

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful and very comprehensive museum regarding the Pacific Theater. It is very detailed, and as much as I love history, we found ourselves ready to cut the visit short and see other parts of Fredericksburg due to our short time to be...More

Thank jdayrail .
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an amateur history buff that has been to Normandy and Bastogne, I was quite surprised to learn, for the first time, about this museum. It is well laid out and easy to navigate. The audio headset that is provided explains each display. If your...More

Thank PeachtreeTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea this museum was in Fredricksburg and were really impressed with the scope of it. At one point my husband had to stop because of the emotions it elicited! It's extremely well done, and would be of interest to both young and...More

Thank 12wandering
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll learn a lot here! If you're in town, don't miss this museum. It's a hidden gem in the area. Much to see and appreciate about our men and women who contributed to the Pacific War. Don't be in a hurry! Humbling and patriotic! Don't...More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much about the Empire of Japan and what they were trying to accomplish. There was so much more to the war before and after Pearl Harbor. I was there 3.5 hours, read most and listened to the video presentation. Very well done.

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this museum on a Saturday morning - there's a lot to cover so I wish we'd made plans to stay a little longer. The exhibits are excellent, there's a ton of information, I hope we have the chance to go back!

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do in the area. Really grounds you with what is important. Should be required for anyone living in the USA!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a wealth of information. We studied bits of this in school, but there are so many facts about our troops and the Japanese troops. It is very reasonable and you can go through it at your own pace. You can spend an...More

Thank Arrowhuntr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of out of the way, but they have some really great exhibits! Anyone with even a casual interest in World War II will greatly enjoy! So glad we made the drive here!

Thank Chris C
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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.