COVID-19 Update

To help protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, The National WWII Museum will temporarily close to the public, effective Saturday, March 14. 

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Temporary Closure Effective March 14

To help protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, The National WWII Museum will temporarily close to the public, effective Saturday, March 14. 

Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the closure of all K-12 public schools throughout the state, along with a halt on all public gatherings of over 250 people. Likewise, a significant number of national museums across the country, including the Smithsonian and all presidential museums and libraries, have already closed their doors to help support community health and wellbeing.

At this time, we are uncertain of how long the Museum will be closed and will closely monitor national, state, and local advisories to determine when it is appropriate to reopen. All public programs and events scheduled during the closure will be cancelled or postponed; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, The American Sector and Jeri Nims Soda Shop will also temporarily cease operations. The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center will remain open to guests at this time.

We recognize that the Museum provides an important outlet for inspiration and reflection, which seems more important now than ever. Our institution provides a wide range of free online resources which will remain available during the temporary closure of our physical campus. Our website features oral histories, archival images, links to our podcasts, digital collections, and other digital content which we will continue to update throughout our closure. You can also sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Livestream, and YouTube.  

We greatly appreciate everyone’s flexibility and patience as we navigate this unprecedented circumstance together and we thank you for your continued support of The National WWII Museum.


Educational Travel Programs

Together, we are facing an unbelievable crisis impacting our families, businesses, and communities. All of our Educational Travel Programs for the Spring season have been canceled, but we are looking ahead to hosting tours this Fall. Like you, we watch for developments every day, and will adjust as we learn if any of our travel plans need to change.  We remain focused on our mission to keep the story of World War II alive so that future generations will understand the price of freedom.

Currently, we are optimistic about running tours this Fall if travel restrictions are lifted and the CDC, WHO, and federal government deem international travel permissible.  The health and safety of our travelers is our highest priority.  We will continue to provide updates here as the situation evolves.

If you need assistance with anything pertaining to our Educational Travel Programs, please do not hesitate to call us at 504-528-1944, ext. 257 or email travel@nationalww2museum.org.

Explore all of tour offerings at www.ww2museumtours.org.