World War 2 Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, USA, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5045281944
  • Ticket Price: 26 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Family And Kids

World War 2 Museum - Review

National WWII Museum Tickets -

  • Adult: USD 28
  • Senior (65+): USD 24
  • Student (With ID): USD 18
  • Military (With ID): USD 18
  • WWII Veterans: Free
  • Beyond All Boundaries: USD 7
  • Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience: USD 7
  • Second-Day Pass: USD 7
  • World war 2 museum parking price: USD 5 - USD 40

World war 2 museum hours -

  • Everyday: 9 am - 5 pm

Museum Exhibits and Museum Store hours -

  • Everyday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Beyond All Boundaries timing-

  • Sunday –Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Showtimes on the hour.

Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience timings - 

  • Monday–Sunday: 9:35 am – 4:35 pm
  • Showtimes at 15, 35, and 55 minutes after the hour.


World War 2 Museum is a military history museum and emphasises on the American experience of World War II. Located in the Business District of New Orleans, the National WWII Museum has been ranked as the #2 Museum in the United States.

The Louisiana Memorial Pavilion is a very important part of the museum and features many unique and fascinating exhibits. The National World War II Museum exhibits include the Sherman Tank, Enigma Machine, Higgins Boat and M2A1 display.

Must See Museum attractions -

  • PT-305: The Pt-305 tour is a 45-minute ride on a combat veteran boat which is also the world’s only fully restored veteran boat. The World War 2 museum through this ride offers visitors a chance to experience history in an unforeseen way.
  • Public Programs: The World War 2 Museum, New Orleans hosts a lot of programs open to public throughout the year. These programs include lectures and films, conferences and live performances.
  • Special Events: Some of the special events held at the museum are Drafts for Crafts, WWII air, Sea and Land Festival, Victory Ball and American Spirit Awards.

National WWII Museum Exhibits -

The museum exhibits cover the scale of the causes, effects and influences of the war that changed the world. This is directed in an intimate and personal voice towards the visitors. Following are the WWII museum exhibits featured in the museum:

  • The Arsenal of Democracy
  • Road to Tokyo
  • Road to Berlin
  • The D- Day Invasion of Normandy
  • US Merchant Marine Gallery

Museum collection -

Some of the most significant items in the museum collection are:

  • Mail Call: This collection tells the horrific experience of a war in a deep and personal ways with letters and handwritten notes from the soldiers themselves
  • An Eyewitness to the last of USS Lexington: Dommed carrier’s aircraft and memories of a WWII veteran
  • 1943 Ford-American LaFrance Fire Truck: A fire truck influenced by the Pearl Harbor attacks
  • Pinks and Greens: A throwback uniform of the US Army
  • Michael McShane’s Life Jacket: An artifact that tells the story of the Battle of Atlantic
  • Ed Sabo’s Helmet: Tells the wartime experiences of Ed Sabo
  • Type 93 “Long Lance” Torpedo Gyroscope: Best Torpedo of World War II
  • German Wound Badge: One of the most prized possessions
  • USS New Orleans Coconut Log Artifact: A temporary bow fashioned from a tropical tree trunk
  • Douglas C-47: Cargo transport and an assault aircraft

The museum also has a digital collection which features oral history and photographs of the World War II.

Events and Programs:

  • Battle of the Bulge: Starts in September, 2018
  • D-Day tour: Starts in September, 2018
  • The Best of Sinatra
  • Behind the Lines tour
  • Pump Boys and Dinettes
  • Across 2 Wars Tours
  • Masters of the Air: Starts in September, 2018

Public Programs:

  • Lectures and Films
  • Conferences and Symposia
  • Community Outreach
  • Anniversaries and Commemorations
  • Live Performances

World War 2 Museum New Orleans Campus:

  • Louisiana Memorial Pavilion: Features the newest permanent exhibit that narrates the story of war as experienced in the home front
  • Solomon Victory Theater: Experience World War II in a 4D theater
  • Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters: 360- degree displays regarding the key settings in World War II
  • US Freedom Pavilion: Features World War II planes, trucks and tanks
  • Founders Plaza: A peaceful setting to relax
  • John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion: Exhibition of macro- artifacts and how science helped in solving toughest World War II problems.

Dining: The American Sector Restaurant and Bar and the Jeri Nims Soda Shop are eateries housed inside the museum campus.

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How To reach World War 2 Museum by Public Transport

  • Magazine at Poeyffare bus stop
  • St. Charles at Lee Circle tram stop

Restaurants Near World War 2 Museum

  • Warehouse Grill
  • Spun Cafe
  • Cochon Butcher
  • Tivoli and Lee
  • MaisArepas

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TripHobo Highlights for World War 2 Museum

  • World War 2 Museum Address: 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, USA, United States
  • World War 2 Museum Contact Number: +1-5045281944
  • World War 2 Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • World War 2 Museum Price: 26 USD
  • Best time to visit World War 2 Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit World War 2 Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting World War 2 Museum

  • 49.27% of people who visit New Orleans include World War 2 Museum in their plan

  • 38.46% of people start their World War 2 Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see World War 2 Museum

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

92.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting World War 2 Museum

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World War 2 Museum, New Orleans Reviews

  • I am truly thankful there's a place like this to honor our brave veterans. My father fought in WW2 against the Germans in North Africa and in Sicily, and in Italy. He's gone now, but the legacy of those he fought with remains alive in this museum. I nearly wept as I viewed the exhibits that highlighted the campaigns he participated in. Bring tissues when you go. And a good camera. Thank you dear brave veterans. You are truly the Greatest Generation. God bless you all!

  • This place is so awesome. It’s the reason why everyone should vacation in New Orleans. I first visited it when it was the D Day museum and really enjoyed but it’s nothing like it was back then. They’ve got 5 buildings with a couple of movie theaters. It’s a must do. Every child should be brought here so they can understand where their freedom comes from.

  • Amazing museum! It’s so well done. I went here with my boyfriend on our vacation to New Orleans and he’s a big history and airplane “nerd”, and we were both overwhelmed by all the cool stuff the museum had to offer. Movies, real Airplanes and rooms that made you feel like you were close to the war with rocks, plants, sound effects and much more. You can definitely use a whole day in there. It’s huge. - And I got myself a nice (cheap) Sailors hat from their gift shop.

  • Great museum and worth checking out. Alot of information to take in but they did a good job of mixing in the reading, watching, and interacting in all the buildings. We ended up paying the $7 for the Tom Hanks movie. While the 4D aspect is interesting, if you've already walked through and read or watched most of what was offered, the actual content of the movie doesn't really provide much more detail. I found my mind wandering through most of it. And I didn't understand the reasoning behind the 8-min preview in the small room outside the auditorium. I think most people just wanted to get in and sit in a comfortable chair while waiting for the movie to start. I'd also recommend showing up right when the museum opens. By Noon it was definitely getting more busy and tougher to see everything (and this was a weekday even).

  • Sometimes reviews can't capture the grandeur of a location... This is one of those cases. What a wonderful job they've done telling the story with a blend of dignity, honor and beauty. It took 5 hrs over two days to cover the museum since its so dense, and this is with having an above average awareness of some of the details. The presentation was magnificent and pulled you in. So when you find yourself in NOLA, take some time to come to this museum and give it proper due. The memories of those who died deserve that much.

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