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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  • The Nimitz part of this museum was short but the Bush Exhibit took about 3 hours. I was really surprised at the amount of artifacts they have. There is a door from the USS Arizona that you can touch.....  more »
  • The front desk said the tour would take at least 2-1/2 to -3 hours and it took every minute of that. The museum is a well laid out time line of the Pacific War with interesting information on events.....  more »
  • My husband and I were there in April and we too had problems with it being closed when one site said open. However, we went back the next day and it was well worth the wait. What an amazing museum in....  more »
  • Museum was absolutely fantastic. The amount of detailed information, the displays and videos were beyond top rate. Was there only 3 hours and I've got to go back to see more. As a student of WWII history I have seen many of the photos before, but not altogether in one place, displayed with such professional quality.
  • One of the very best museums on WWII I have ever seen. Planes, tanks, torpedoes, submarines everything is so well preserved and lovingly displayed. The Japanese garden and memorial area are beautiful. What a fitting tribute to our lost heroes! The curators did not miss a single detail. I highly recommend!
  • Amazing history, fantastic displays, it is no understatement it can take 4 hours to see everything. Tickets good for 48 may need the 2 days. Done in good taste with unknown factoids for a deeper understanding of the history. Patriotism is reignited when seeing the greatest generations history.
  • Very informative - I wish all rooms were opened, but it was during renovation. I do not recall if there was a discount because of that. Great anyway. Reportedly in Japan the story is slightly different. I will see for myself if there will be discounted flight to Okinawa on my trip to Japan.
  • The guys doing the reenactments are so dedicated. I learned so much watching them and following the tour. On the other side there are actual artifacts, emotional letters home from soldiers, and educational exhibits. Truly a must see if you're in town.

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