Already a compelling tourist attraction and national destination, The National WWII Museum is in the midst of a $400 million expansion designed to take the Museum experience to new heights.
In 2017, a comprehensive new exhibit will tell the story of the Home Front and the road to war, drawing on personal narratives, evocative artifacts, and content from the Museum's award-winning special exhibits to highlight facets of American life during the war era. Going beyond traditional subject matter, the exhibit's nine immersive galleries will offer an evocative look at pre-war stories, domestic debates, the attack on Pearl Harbor, propaganda, military recruitment, manufacturing efforts, and the Manhattan Project.
Additional stages of the Museum's expansion plan include renovation of the original Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, construction of the Hall of Democracy pavilion for academic and outreach programs and additional exhibit space, and construction of the Liberation Pavilion, focused on end-of-war and postwar experiences. To unify the six-acre campus and create a formal entry to Museum grounds, exterior improvements will include a Founder's Plaza spanning Andrew Higgins Drive and the Bollinger Canopy of Peace, which will symbolize the hope and promise unleashed by the end of WWII hostilities.