National WWII Museum: Admission Ticket New Orleans
1,782 Ratings
New Orleans
Immerse yourself in the history of World War II at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Explore exhibits, artifacts, and more with a general admission ticket.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • The National WWII Museum - Head inside The National WWII Museum with your general admission ticket and start exploring the captivating exhibition space at leisure. The Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Guaranteed to move and educate, The National WWII Museum features interactive exhibits, soaring aircraft, personal histories, and more. The heart of the Museum experience, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters brings visitors inside the story of how the war was won. Two immersive exhibitions—Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries—feature environmental exhibits that guide visitors chronologically through the narrative of each theater of combat, using a sophisticated mix of set design, narrated and environmental videos, period newsreels, interactive oral-history kiosks, personal and digital artifacts, and dynamic displays for a uniquely evocative experience.

How long you spend inside the museum is up to you! If you are hungry or simply want a break from exploring the exhibits, visit the on-site American Sector Restaurant + Bar and take a step back in time in BB’s Stage Door Canteen, a 1940s-style entertainment venue that showcases the music and performers of the war years. Food and drinks are at your own expense.

What's Included
  • Admission ticket included
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks (own expense)
  • Beyond all Boundaries (4-D) and Final Mission. These additional experiences are not included (7 USD)
Additional Information

The National WWII Museum, declared by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, is situated in the heart of downtown New Orleans within a six-acre campus. This location holds five grand pavilions that contain historical exhibits, in-house restoration projects, a themed dinner theater, and dining establishments. Enter using a general admission ticket, and take your time to browse this essential-to-visit site at your own pace. See an array of World War II memorabilia and relics, and gain knowledge about the events of the war from the museum’s informative displays.

The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 24, 2024
100% Awesome - The New Orleans WWII Museum is simply awesome, easily one of the best museums to visit in the world. Admission worth every cent, easily spend 4+ hours to give most of the exhibits attention, plenty of staff to assist, go and see you want be dissappointed
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Apr 15, 2024
Great history of WW II and the "Greatest Generation" - Not much more to say about this outstanding museum that hasn't already been said, but it's definitely a "must see" if you are in New Orleans. You could easily spend more than a day here, but since most people only go for one day, I advise seeing the "Road to Tokyo" and "Road to Berlin" exhibits, plus the Liberation Pavilion if you have time. There is a 45-minute movie narrated by Tom Hanks that a lot of people (including myself) see (it costs extra), but honestly I could have skipped it; I didn't find it that interesting and would have preferred to use the time on other exhibits. Get there early and plan to spend the entire day if you can. Warning: Bring some food, water, and snacks, because the onsite restaurants usually have long wait lines (it was 45 minutes when I was there on a weekday.)
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Apr 5, 2024
Ambrose had a great idea - Stephen Ambrose authored ten books that are found in the museum store at this museum. But that is just the beginning. His research on World War II included hundreds of interviews by survivors as well as documents, news clips and other mid-century information. A professor at University of New Orleans, he initiated the idea for a large and inclusive national museum in New Orleans to tell the story. He raised mine. He donated research. He made it all happen with the help of hundreds of supporters. He died of lung cancer shortly after it opened. He believed that fighting for liberty was heroic. Yeah!!!
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Apr 2, 2024
A brilliant exposition of World War 11 from an American perspective - This feels very new (which it is relatively) and not altogether museum-like ( and that is a compliment). You enter via a train and are invited to follow an individual soldier's story. the train passes images that you see through carriage windows and you move with the motion of the train. Clever but not as clever or as moving as the train on the Schindler museum in Krakow. However it is innovative and creative and an absolute must to visit. There are so many elements to the centre you need to go on the website to explore them. Interesting it is a uniquely American experience of the war and for someone born just after the war (1948) it wasn't the British experience. But of course it wouldn't be would it!
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Mar 30, 2024
Fascinating dive into WW2 US history - A fabulous immersive experience with lots of original WW2 footage used to bring history alive. Also very helpful staff and a nice sit down restaurant.
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Mar 29, 2024
Amazing museum. A must visit. - This is a great and comprehensive museum. Extraordinarily well done but can be a bit overwhelming due to its size. Truly one of the best things to do in New Orleans. Leave a lot of time aside for it, and take the opportunity to speak with the variety of docents.
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Mar 28, 2024
Amazing display of courage and valor from all walks of life. - Very detailed and informative displays about all aspects of war. Gave me a totally different perspective on certain groups like the merchant marine and how important a role they played. The various plaques on soldiers who did amazing things with tremendous courage were at times heart wrenching. A must see for everyone to gain a full grasp on how so many gave so much to give us liberty.
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Mar 26, 2024
Awesome. - Well done museum. Attention to detail, great artifacts, great stories. We spend six hour over two days. You could probably spend 12 hours. The stories are well done. A must see.
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Mar 24, 2024
Amazing museum - This museum is incredible - up there with the best of the Smithsonians. I spent 3 hours and it wasn’t nearly enough - so much I didn’t get to see. Artifacts, photos, stories, films about every aspect of the war. It’s a really immersive experience. It did seem like different sections of the museum were curated by different people, as there as a fair amount of overlap, but overall it was really comprehensive and fascinating.
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Feb 25, 2024
WW2 on Display - Go to learn about the personal stories and to look at the artifacts. Their artifact collection is superior to all other museums.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024