The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations can understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Through exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts, the Museum takes visitors on an immersive tour of World War II in every theater of war.
A world of history awaits your discovery—welcome to your WWII journey.
LOUISIANA MEMORIAL PAVILION
Start your visit in the original Museum pavilion, which features macro-artifacts, special temporary exhibits, and the Union Pacific Foundation Train Station—the perfect place to begin your journey into the WWII story.
- WWII veteran volunteers
- Higgins boat
- Dog Tag Experience registration and introduction
SOLOMON VICTORY THEATER COMPLEX
See, hear, and feel the epic story of World War II in the exclusive 4D experience Beyond All Boundaries, narrated by Tom Hanks.
CAMPAIGNS OF COURAGE: EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS
Follow in the footsteps of the citizen soldier in 360-degree displays that take visitors through key settings in World War II. The galleries serve as an immersive timeline and provide a servicemember's view of the war.
US FREEDOM PAVILION: THE BOEING CENTER
Stand beside ground-level tanks and trucks to view WWII airplanes—or brave sky-high catwalks for an up-close look. Exhibits describe the history and
production of war machines and honor service in every branch of the military.
Take a break from touring in the peaceful setting of Founders Plaza, at the center of the Museum's campus.
- Founders Wall
- Honoring Service and Sacrifice Major Donor Wall
Service Flags & American Flag
Franklin D. Roosevelt Tribute Bench
Sections of Hitler's Atlantic Wall
Grab a casual bite or enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Museum's on-site dining venues.
THE AMERICAN SECTOR RESTAURANT + BAR
A full menu of Victory Garden-to-table fare offers a delicious dining option in our main restaurant. Find it for lunch near BB's Stage Door Canteen in the Solomon Victory Theater Pavilion—then return at Happy Hour for craft cocktails and an early dinner!
Sunday–Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. daily
JERI NIMS SODA SHOP
Start your day with a warm breakfast or drop in any time for sandwiches, soups, coffee, ice cream, and more. With friendly counter service and a nostalgic atmosphere, the Jeri Nims Soda Shop is the perfect choice for a tasty snack in a casual setting.
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily