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National WWII Museum and its collection

National WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, initially known as the National D-Day Museum, is a significant historical site located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The museum offers a deep dive into the contributions of the US forces to the victory in World War II, with a particular focus on the Battle of Normandy (Operation Overlord).

Inception and Opening of the Museum

The museum was authorized by the US Congress as America's National World War II Museum, marking its significance in the country's historical landscape. It was opened on June 6, 2000, commemorating the 56th anniversary of the invasion. This date adds a layer of historical relevance to the museum, making it a poignant reminder of the events it represents.

Exhibits and Artifacts at the Museum

The museum houses a vast collection of original items and partial replicas, such as the Higgins Boat, which add depth to the display boards and films about the landing operations in World War II. These artifacts provide a tangible connection to the past, allowing visitors to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the events and strategies of the war.

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National WWII Museum
Magazine Street 945
LA 70130 New Orleans

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Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00

Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Beyond All Boundaries$7.00
Child K-12$18.00
Final Mission$7.00
Military with ID$18.00
Second-Day Pass$7.00
Student with ID$18.00
Visitors with Disabilities$18.00
WWII VeteransFree


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Location & Map

Magazine Street 945, New Orleans

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