National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

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Pay tribute to World War II heroes and learn about the conflict at National Museum of the Pacific War. Located in Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz’s hometown, this museum complex includes three major sites--the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone. Guided tours, artifacts, documents, weapons, and multimedia presentations illustrate the war in the Pacific. Visit the Japanese Garden of Peace, donated by the government of Japan on the town's 130th anniversary. A single ticket gives you access to all of the sites and is valid for two days. Plan your National Museum of the Pacific War visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fredericksburg using our Fredericksburg tour itinerary maker site.
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  • This museum captures well the Pacific War. The displays are of a wide variety, the most stunning is the Japanese submarine captured at Pearl Harbor. This display is almost an immersive experience... 
    This museum captures well the Pacific War. The displays are of a wide variety, the most stunning is the Japanese submarine captured at Pearl Harbor. This display is almost an immersive experience...  more »
  • This museum is something else. It goes into great detail not only of each of the battles of the Pacific theater, but of the conditions and circumstances leading up to that part of the war, going as.....  more
    This museum is something else. It goes into great detail not only of each of the battles of the Pacific theater, but of the conditions and circumstances leading up to that part of the war, going as.....  more »
  • Amazing ! Purchased tickets online that morning, nice welcome greeting when we were told it would be close to 2 hours to explore the museum. It was the fastest 2 1/2 hours I've experienced in a long....  more
    Amazing ! Purchased tickets online that morning, nice welcome greeting when we were told it would be close to 2 hours to explore the museum. It was the fastest 2 1/2 hours I've experienced in a long....  more »
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  • This museum absolutely took me by surprise. I have visited military museums around the world (Smithsonian as well) and I would recommend this one over any of them. Very informative and detail oriented. Great displays and descriptions of artifacts on display. I am so thankful I came and hope to come back another time. Well worth the admission fee and time it takes to go through.
  • We were unable to do the paid portion since all the times were fully booked ahead of time (Spring Break). I did appreciate that they extended their hours so more folks could visit. Although we didn’t get to do the paid exhibits, there was plenty to see and read inside and out to make it worth our time. The lady when we walked in greeted us and was super helpful explaining that although they were booked there were areas on the map provided were free. We will definitely visit again.
  • Amazing display of WW2 history with tons of really interesting and rare information about the nuances of the Pacific Theater of WW2. If you're really fascinated by history then give yourself plenty of time (4hrs min) to make it through the museum. If you're less enthusiastic about history but you still want to learn about the topics at a high level and be entertained, then you can probably get through it in about 1.5-2hrs. Don't forget to check out the satellite exhibit across the street where they have a full size torpedo bomber and a PT boat!
  • Went here a while ago. Great museum, has lots of good information. Dedicated to a true leader of one our nation's forces. Adm Nimitz should be studied by anyone who finds themselves in a leadership position. For those who have the qualities he had, this would be a validation of their values. For those who are in that type of position, but lack true qualities of leadership, this would be a good place to come and meditate on what it takes to raise oneself to that level. The museum reflects the history of those who lived up to those levels.
  • We didn't get to go in today, but I could get lost in the memorial they have outside. As we walked into the area, all i could manage was, "Wow!" So many people and memories are captured here. It was nice to walk the grounds and take time to reflect on those that gave all they had for the freedoms we have today. This panoramic doesn't even come close to doing it justice.

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