The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum

Looking for a place guaranteed to move and educate your group? The National WWII Museum is a remarkable must-see attraction in New Orleans that illuminates the American experience during World War II.

Welcome to The National WWII Museum, formerly known as The National D-Day Museum. This museum covers US military history and is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, near Magazine Street. It was first founded in 1991, since then seeing thousands upon thousands of visitors enter its doors with curious minds and leave with a new sense of respect and understanding.

This establishment is a multi-building museum with several different features, such as an interactive submarine exhibit, onsite restored planes, a 4D Theater, and onsite dining options. Overall, the museum 'tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world', covering topics such as why the war was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. The aim of the museum is for all who visit to understand the price of freedom and be inspired by those who fought for it.

Inside the museum, you will see various collections, exhibits, new media, and creative museum experiences. Take a guided docent tour or self-guided tour and see exhibits such as The Arsenal of Democracy, Road to Tokyo, Road to Berlin, The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, US Merchant Marine Gallery, Bayou to Battlefield, and other regularly changing special and traveling exhibits. You will also have opportunities to partake in experiences such as Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Expedition, where you will actually climb aboard the sub, as well as Beyond All Boundaries, the highly acclaimed 4D cinematic experience narrated and produced by Tom Hanks.

When you work up an appetite head downstairs to the American Sector Restaurant and Bar or Jen Nims Soda Shop. Before you leave, consider a ride on the PT-305, which you can learn more about in the video clip below.

Book a ride or deck tour today on PT-305. . . PT-305 has returned to her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain -- where she was tested before shipping off to war -- to serve again as a unique piece of living history and a salute to the men who served aboard her. . .