National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

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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  • What to go back and spend more time. The multi day admission ticket is the way to go. So much to see.  more »
  • This is truly a great museum. The amount of material on exhibit is extensive, complete and displayed extremely well. The museum is actually three different museums spread over several acres-easily wal...  more »
  • I now know why they give you a 2 day pass per ticket. We spent 5-1/2 hours here. Very detailed history of the events that led to the war.  more »
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  • An amazing museum. We were there for 4 hours and we needed more time because of the richness in content and exhibitions. They have a complimentary audio guide that gives a deeper understanding of the panels, artifacts and displays. The ticket is valid for 48 hours because the staff knows that the museum (3 buildings and over 50+ sections) needs some time to be explored completely. The staff is very friendly and will be glad to answer your questions regarding the museum, the history, or the different exhibitions they have. Definitely plan a complete day for this if you like history.
  • Great displays in a beautiful building. Tells the story of the war and the reasons behind it in a creative and informative way. Modern use of a constantly turning layout keeps you focused on the display in front of you. Make sure to have time when you go as the museum is quiet large and you will need several hours to see it all. Don't worry you will still have time for seeing other sites in town. Also there are two other museums, Nimitz's house and a third location that houses a PT Boat and other diplays.
  • Really different and very informative. Be prepared for a lot of standing and walking because there's a lot to see and hear. They've done a lot more work on it. We originally went to take my dad who was a WWII veteran and he was really impressed although some of the memories were hard. We try to go every time because you can't take it all in on one visit(unless maybe you stayed all day.
  • This place is fantastic. Plan for two days if you have the time, otherwise be sure to spend a full day. History details are very professionally done and are very educational and informative. In the summer months they do a live reenactment at the Pacific Combat Zone. Believe they have two shows each on a selected Saturday and Sunday. Everything at this museum is first class.
  • This is really an amazing museum. Well planned and informative. Contains a lot more than we expected. Stopped at visitors center across street and figured we'd do a quick walk through the museum. Not the museum to do a quick tour. So many exhibits and information. Well worth a visit.
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