Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as a top-ranking Best Place to Learn US Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life.
Discover the most impactful event of the 20th century and the legacy of the WWII generation in thought-provoking exhibits—including our permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front—and explore the American experience in the war that changed the world. From D-Day galleries and the 4D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries to the soaring US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and the groundbreaking Campaigns of Courage, this world-renowned history museum is designed to inspire visitors of all ages in the lessons of World War II and the stories of heroism, tragedy, and liberation.
According to TripAdvisor, The National WWII Museum ranks as:
#1 Attraction in New Orleans
The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front tells the story of the road to war and the Home Front, drawing on personal narratives and evocative artifacts to highlight facets of WWII-era American life through an experiential narrative. Visitors experience history as it unfolds through nine immersive galleries, including America Besieged, which features a 50-foot-wide wraparound screen to convey the shock and impact of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and War Affects Every Home, a reconstructed 1940s home interior showing where average Americans grew victory gardens, collected for scrap drives, and gathered around the radio to learn of the war’s progress.
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Hours and Information
Museum Exhibits and Museum Store
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beyond All Boundaries
Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Showtimes on the hour.
Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience
Sunday–Thursday, 9:35 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 9:35 a.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Showtimes at 15, 35, and 55 minutes after the hour.
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
Sunday–Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Happy Hour, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jeri Nims Soda Shop
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Military (With ID)||$17.50|
|Beyond All Boundaries||$5|
|Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience||$5|
Two state-of-the-art, immersive interactive experiences enhance The National WWII Museum experience: Beyond All Boundaries, narrated and executive produced by Tom Hanks, and Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience, which takes visitors into the heroic final hours of the Tang.