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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world. The museum explores why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. The National World WWII Museum exists so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

The National WWII Museum’s exhibits cover the global scale of the war that changed the world, in a voice that is both personal and intimate. Exhibits not only highlight the role of world leaders, but also the everyday men and women who found the strength and courage to accomplish the extraordinary.

The Museum is currently housed in three buildings, each arranged around central themes of the war. Museum exhibits offer visitors an opportunity to experience the war through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. Interactives, oral histories and personal vignettes add a meaningful perspective.


  • Museum exhibits and Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
    Museum is closed on Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve,
    and Christmas Day.

  • 3 hours is the recommended length of time to set aside to fully explore
    the Museum.

  • The American Sector restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday
    through Thursday and 11:00 am - 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. The Soda Shop
    is open daily from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.

  • Handicap Accessible:
    Museum is handicap accessible to those wheelchair
    bound. Wheelchairs are available at the door on a "first come - first
    serve" basis.

  • The Museum is designed to be a self-guided experience to allow for the
    desired time at each exhibit. There are no headsets.

  • Backpacks are not allowed into the Museum, but can be checked at the
    information desk.

  • Videotaping is stricly prohibited. Photographs are allowed in the
    Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and in the exhibits without a flash.

Other Information

Valid Dates: Year Round

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