LET THEIR STORIES, INSPIRE YOURS
The whole family can find inspiration in timeless stories of sacrifice and resilience. With new safety procedures in place, including timed ticketing, and reduced capacity to enable social distancing, enhanced cleaning and more, we’re ready to welcome you back safely. Now is a great time to see what TripAdvisor calls the #1 attraction in New Orleans, the #3 museum in the United States, and the #8 museum in the world! Now through the month of October, Louisiana residents get half off our Museum Campus Pass with a state-issued photo ID.
Come see the dramatic expansion the Museum has undergone in recent years, including the newest special exhibit, Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, which tells the remarkable story of the US Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and their deception operations across Europe through featured artifacts such as artwork, uniforms, an inflatable tank, and more. Armed with nothing heavier than .50 caliber machine guns, the 23rd used visual, sonic, and radio deception to fool German forces during World War II’s final year, taking part in 22 large-scale deceptions in Europe from Normandy to the Rhine River.
Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, the McDonald Windows, a special exhibition of 25 art pieces produced by Atelier Le Roux in Oakland, California, using shards of glass from damaged and destroyed European churches collected during World War II by the late US Army Episcopal chaplain Frederick McDonald. McDonald, who served under General Omar Bradley in the 12th Army Group through war-torn Europe, collected shards of stained glass and other mementos from desecrated sanctuary sites he visited from 1944 to 1945 after he first encountered a church in England destroyed by bombing and was heartbroken by the ruins.
Hours and Information
|Louisiana Resident Discount Pricing|
|Military (With ID)|
|Beyond All Boundaries||$7|
Museum Exhibits and Museum Store
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beyond All Boundaries
Sunday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Showtimes on the hour at reduced capacity.
The American Sector Restaurant & Bar
Sunday–Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants.
Housed in four buildings, each arranged around central themes of the war, Museum exhibits offer visitors an opportunity to experience the war through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. Interactive features, oral histories, and personal vignettes add a meaningful perspective.