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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

Who would think there'd be a museum of this quality here in the middle of Texas! The exhibits were extremely well set up and showed a tremendous amount of care and consideration to the historical accuracy of the Pacific War.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place!!!!!!! I can't say enough how amazing this little place is. I say little, but you really need to take 2 days to soak it all in. The ticket allows 2 days to use it. Take advantage and break up your visit....More

Thank fitzytrip
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited this museum several times and every time I see something I missed previously. There is so much to see here and it is presented very professionally. The flow of the museum is such that it keeps you interested and allows you to...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great option to absorb some history on a hot Texas day. So many battles, we had no idea there were so many during WWll. Absolutely worth the $20 admission. There are photographs, artifacts, and videos. Not to mention actual boats, planes, and...More

Thank w0rktraveler2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is a great place to learn about things not in school history books. It consist of several components the main building and several out buildings were you can see artifacts being restored( PT boat & Dive Bomber. Admissions is only $12 for Seniors.

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice museum! Definitely able to spend 2 half days seeing it all. Admission cost allows you to go back a 2nd day.

Thank drhoule
Reviewed 5 days ago

My young son has always asked me and his great grandfather when he was alive about his military service, and it was hard to get his ti understand, but this place really helped alot and we appreciated it, I enjoyed it just as much as...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is beautifully done and the exhibits are very interesting & informative. Loved getting to see the PT Boat being restored! This is a very close relative of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Fruge13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intended to wander through and then head for lunch. We closed the place! Amazing history, excellent exhibits, and very much worth the time. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank Hangry_in_SATX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been here since the remodel several months ago and thoroughly enjoyed the show of force! Being a veteran makes me appreciate what they're doing to educate the public. Emphasizing women's role in war was stressed in the first part of the program including...More

Thank SnargyBoy
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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.