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National Museum of the Pacific War
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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 old. do take the time to go through.. you won't be disappointed.

Thank 12wandering
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 miss it.

Thank Yodatravel
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 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
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