Exterior shot of the Campaign of Courage bridge

Operation Home Front

Beyond the Galleries
A small group domestic tour program
October 28 – 31, 2021

Tour Overview

Travel to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to explore, remember, and reflect on World War II through exclusive access to the Museum’s campus. 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. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a custom program at this world-class institution!


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Program Inclusions

  • 3-night stay at the Higgins Hotel
  • 3 breakfasts at the hotel
  • 1 lunch at the American Sector Restaurant
  • 1 private dinner
  • 1 cocktail reception
  • Private Early Access Tour of the Museum
  • Curator's Collection Experience
  • Beyond All Boundaries 4D cinematic experience
  • Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience
  • 3-day unlimited pass on New Orleans Streetcar lines
  • 3-day access into The National WWII Museum
  • Gratuities for included group meals

Optional Add-On Experiences*

Pre- or post- nights at the Higgins Hotel and suite upgrades.

*Depending on availability


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Tour Institutions

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The National WWII Museum

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.

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. Explore our vast campus: the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, Solomon Victory Theater, Campaigns Of Courage: European And Pacific Theaters, and more.

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The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center

Conveniently located directly across the street from The National WWII Museum, the Higgins Hotel offers era-inspired guest rooms and specialty suites, premium amenities, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and a rooftop bar.

Revelry meets reverence at Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, New Orleans’ newest, most anticipated hotel. Located in the heart of the Arts & Warehouse District, it’s a home away from home replete with era-inspired guest rooms and suites, exceptional dining, and state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces.

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Café Normandie

Indulge in sophisticated French-influenced fare in this full-service restaurant located inside of the Higgins Hotel.

Looking for the best places to eat on Magazine Street in New Orleans? You’ll find brand-new Café Normandie, our full-service restaurant, an odds-on favorite. Capturing the national affinity for French culture sparked by WWII, this welcoming and approachable restaurant offers an elevated dining experience showcasing French-influenced cuisine.

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The American Sector Restaurant & Bar

Conveniently located in the Museum, American Sector allows you to enjoy victory with every bite with a victory garden-to-table menu.

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Located in the lobby of the Higgins Hotel, Kilroy’s is a perfect place to savor cocktails and bar bites with a Southern twist at this playful gathering place paying homage to Kilroy.

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Beyond All Boundaries

Beyond All Boundaries, showing exclusively in The National WWII Museum’s Solomon Victory Theater, is a 4D journey through the war that changed the world.

This Museum-produced experience is narrated by executive producer Tom Hanks, with Phil Hettema serving as show producer and creative director. Beyond All Boundaries features dazzling effects, CGI animation, multilayered environments, and first-person accounts from the trenches to the Home Front read by Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Gary Sinise, Patricia Clarkson, Wendell Pierce, and more.

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Early Access Tour of the Museum

Begin your immersive journey into World War II on the exclusive Early Access Tour! Join us for a preopening tour accompanied by an expert guide, who will provide an overview of each major pavilion you’ll tour later at your own pace.

From the awesome macro-artifacts and warbirds on view in the STEM Innovation Gallery and US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, the Early Access Tour will give you a great jump-start on your day at the Museum—as well as insight into how we tell the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world.

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Curator's Collection Museum Experience

Step inside The National WWII Museum’s private Center for Collections & Archives and take an intimate journey into WWII history through rarely seen artifacts that give voice to the American experience in World War II. Through this unique opportunity, guests will get to see Museum artifacts currently not on display or seen by the public. A Museum curator will be your guide on this exclusive experience, which will include detailed descriptions of the processes used to preserve and store the Center’s priceless items, as well as backstage insight into the work that goes into developing the Museum’s exhibits and programs.

Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience

Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience places visitors aboard the most successful submarine in World War II for its fifth and final war patrol on October 25, 1944. Guests relive the last epic battle of the USS Tang and feel a deeper appreciation for the bravery and sacrifice of those who served in the intense, confined world of underwater warfare.

Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience is both intimate and personal—accommodating 27 visitors per “patrol.” Each will receive a “watch bill” representing a specific Tang crewmember and many will be “enlisted” to perform specific tasks to navigate through the battle. At the end of the experience, they will discover if they were among those lost or one of the few who, after a harrowing ordeal at sea, suffered on in Japanese captivity.

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Program Pricing
DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT: $500 per person deposit due at the time of booking. Final balance is due 30 (thirty) days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund at 1 week prior to departure, non-refundable within 6 days of departure.

FAMILY PRICING: Discounted Family rates are available for triple and quadruple occupancy.  Contact the Travel Team at 1-877-813-3329 x 257 for more information.

Price per person based on double occupancy


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Price per person based on single occupancy


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$129 per person taxes and fees are additional.

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