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 will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
In fulfillment of our designation by Congress as "America's National WWII Museum," we will:
- Inspire people, young and old, to embrace the lessons of this monumental global conflict from its stories of heroism, human tragedies, voices of liberation, and the fruits and responsibilities of victory.
- Create and maintain a world-class museum campus of pavilions and exhibitions.
- Engage worldwide audiences by providing access to our collections, exhibits, and oral histories through innovative outreach, distance learning, new media, and creative museum experiences.
- Interact with diverse communities to expand their understanding of the history and meaning of America’s role in World War II and its relevance for today and for the future.
- Become a place for people to understand and feel America's strengths and values.
- Serve as a catalyst for cultural tourism to strengthen the economic and community development of New Orleans and Louisiana.
COMMITMENT TO THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM
We are committed to accomplishing this vision in a way that is consistent with the highest standards of excellence, authenticity, professionalism, and fiscal responsibility through visionary leadership, enterprising staff, and enthusiastic volunteers.
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.