NEW ORLEANS (August 15, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, The National WWII Museum is showing its appreciation to local supporters by offering discounted admission to Louisiana residents. During the entire month of September, locals will have the opportunity to enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and galleries for only half the price of regular Museum admission, including the newly opened special exhibit The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, which offers a deep dive into the contributions of Louisianans to the Allied victory, both on the battlefield and on the Home Front.
Along with The Pelican State exhibit, a general admission ticket offers visitors access to all galleries inside Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, which features the Museum’s newest permanent exhibit The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front.
The Arsenal of Democracy tells the story of the road to war and the Home Front, including the political discord of the prewar years, the terror of the Pearl Harbor attacks, the massive mobilization in personnel and manufacturing, and the experience of ordinary Americans. Within The Arsenal of Democracy’s nine immersive galleries, visitors can explore the story of the war as the vast majority of Americans experienced it – as students, Home Front workers, civilian defense volunteers, servicemembers in training and everyday families.
In addition to opening The Arsenal of Democracy this year, The National WWII Museum also dedicated a new Founders Plaza along Andrew Higgins Drive, and launched public rides aboard restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat 305 on her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago. For the first time ever, visitors can see and feel the PT boat experience, and learn about the service of the men who called this incredible vessel home.
The National WWII Museum is ranked the No.4 Museum in the nation and the top attraction in New Orleans by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The institution closed fiscal year 2017 with nearly 700,000 visitors, and has had nearly six million visitors since its opening in 2000.
In order to receive the September discount, residents must present a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the Museum’s ticket counter. For an additional $5, visitors can also choose to include Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D journey through World War II, or Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience with their admission. The discount – which is only available for walk-up purchases – also applies to group sales, but there is a limit of four admissions per guest. Other discounts cannot be used in combination with the promotion.
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 future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.