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National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

The Basics

Opened in 2000, and originally called the National D-Day Museum, the National WWII Museum takes an immersive look at wartime life and the input the United States Armed Forces had in the Allied victory. Visitors have the chance to dine in 1940s style at BB’s Stage Door Canteen, see restored fighter planes and tanks, and even experience a thrilling ride on Lake Pontchartrain onboard a restored PT boat, the same type of craft that was used in the Normandy landings.

If you’re touring independently, prebook admission so you can skip the line upon arrival. For an extended day trip, you can combine a visit to the museum with a citywide private tour that includes air-conditioned transport.

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The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
$30.81 per adult
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Awesome
It was great! We arrived at 3:00 so we didn't even see it all but what we saw was so informative and brought it all to life.
Julie_E, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Hours of fun and enjoyment
Romanita_R, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
We spent almost 4 hours in the most beautifully done museum we have ever seen, and could have easily spent more time. Our children are 9, 14, and 16 and they enjoyed every minute of it. My husband, a veteran, could have easily spent another 4 hours in awe. The staff were helpful and friendly. The facility was clean. We absolutely loved our time at the WWII museum.
star-5
Anazing and informative!
Heavenly_M, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The WWII museum is a wonderful place to visit! Even if you are not a history or WWII fan, the interactive exhibits and interesting facts spark many "Ah Ha" moments providing a greater understanding of world history past and present. It's a must see!
star-5
It was captivating and historical
Lourdes_G, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
I enjoyed the videos of based off the experience of veterans; there’s an activity that you can participate in by got a dog tag card and following someone story throughout the museum
star-5
The movie was a great...
Joanne_G, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The movie was a great experience I learned so much about the war I was not aware of. The displays of personal stories were my favorite.
star-5
Time well spent!
Oniel_M, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Highly recommend going to the WWII Museum when going to NOLA! Very impressive and informative. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
star-5
This museum has so much...
James_W, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
This museum has so much in it. Lots of videos and artifacts and stories. We visited on a Saturday and a Monday and strongly recommend avoiding weekends if you have a choice.
star-5
Living history
Susie_H, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
It is like stepping back in time and living in the times of WWII. A must see for young and old alike.
star-5
The movie which costs...
RussellHughes, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The movie which costs extra was worth every penny. We enjoyed the entire museum. It was easy to navigate and very informative. They are expanding. We'd go again!
star-5
Outstanding Guided Tour
Wilma_J, Mar 2022
The National WWII Museum Admission + Campaigns of Courage Guided Tour Ticket
We had an outstanding 2 hour guided tour. Tour of road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.
star-5
Great! Must see!
Anita_B, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The section on Battle of the Bulge and time leading up to it and the Boeing display of fighter planes and also the war in Asia
star-4
Great but chilly!
Jay_S, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Great experience with lots of video but it was chilly! We learned so much about WWII. Bring a jacket!
star-5
Fantastic, every person especially kids should see this
Wayne_S, May 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The photos and stories were amazing. We learnt a lot more than what we did in History classes Also one of my best friends father fought in the Battle of the Bugle, was captured and he and 2 other soldiers escaped from the Germans

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

  • Discounted admission tickets are available for children, seniors, students, and military personnel; WWII veterans can visit for free.

  • The museum is very large, so plan the exhibits you want to see ahead of time to get the most out of your visit.

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How to Get There

The National WWII Museum is located at 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, just off Lee Circle. The historic St. Charles streetcar (Line 12) runs in front of the museum—the closest stop is Lee Circle. Paid parking is available on-site. Alternatively, you can visit the museum as part of a private city tour that includes transfers to and from your accommodation.

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When to Get There

The museum is open every day from 9am–5pm, except for Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The museum is busiest in the early afternoon, so plan to get there early to have plenty of space to explore.

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Enjoy a Classic New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Start off your day in the “Big Easy” with a New Orleans-style jazz brunch in one of the city’s famous restaurants. You’ll enjoy traditional Creole dishes, such as shrimp étouffée and jambalaya, while local musicians serenade you with toe-tapping tunes. You can prebook your brunch experience ahead of time for the best prices and the best tables.

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