The National WWII Museum's exhibits are self-guided and cover the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world, in a voice that is intimate and personal, right in the heart of New Orleans. Currently housed in three 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.
SELF GUIDED TOUR
Group rates are offered for groups of 10 or more for visits to the Museum and BB’s Stage Door Canteen. Box lunches are also available with advanced notice. To plan your group visit or for more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 222 (toll free 1-877-813-3329 x 222) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Guided Tour
The Museum now offers an exclusive group tour of the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, where The Duchossois Family Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and the Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries address the heart of the Museum’s mission of telling the story of the American experience in World War II—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.
For more information, check out our Group Guided Tours page.
From Boardroom to Battlefield
Join The National WWII Museum and the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy for an inspiring and educational experience!
Arrive as Individuals, Leave as a Unit.
$85 per person, including tax, minimum 15 people
Recommended four-hour visit
- Museum admission
- Beyond All Boundaries 4D movie (allow 48 minutes for film and preshow)
- Thirty-minute dynamic presentation by an Institute historian on leadership in World War II (other topics available)
- A Guided Group Tour of our Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters pavilion
- Higgins box lunch (vegetarian options available)
- Happy hour in The American Sector Restaurant & Bar
- PT- 305 Deck Tours
Boat rides are also available on Saturdays and some Fridays seasonally for an additional cost.
Note: PT-305 is NOT on the Museum’s campus.
*All add-ons come with an additional cost.
BB's Stage Door Canteen
The Canteen offers a wonderful variety of live musical performances every weekend and select weekday matinees plus delightful dining from The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. Group rates available for 10 or more guests. Ask about our Five-Star Premier Show Experience for groups up to 40 guests!
WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival
Bring your group to this three-day festival, which will highlight the contributions from the air, sea, and land that led to victory during World War II. We look forward to incredible flying demonstrations, fun activities for kids of all ages, and air show hospitality for our VIP guests!
- For groups of 50-74: $15 per person
- For groups of 75 or more: $10 per person
PT-305 Deck Tours and Rides
Reserve your trip to 1944! Stealthy and maneuverable, patrol-torpedo boats were the US Navy’s fastest craft on water during World War II. Now’s your chance to climb aboard the world’s only fully restored combat-veteran PT boat in operation today–PT-305!
Group rates available for 12 or more guests. Details:
- Rides offered Saturday only with advanced purchase.
- Tour and ride duration is 90 minutes.
- Exclusive charters are available.
- Deck tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Tours last 45 minutes and are offered hourly 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- PT-305 is not ASA accessible. No children under 12, please.
PT-305 is located on Lake Pontchartrain at the South Shore Harbor Marina at 6701 Stars & Stripes Boulevard.
Group Dining Options
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar serves a unique garden-to-table menu, featuring locally grown vegetables and herbs, as well as hand-selected meats, seafood, and dairy products from local and artisanal producers. American Sector Catering offers delicious group lunch options to dine in or take away for groups of 10 or more. To place your group dinning order, please contact 504-528-1944 X 222.
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Scheduling a Group
Please contact Group Sales to schedule your visit at least one week in advance to determine if desired visit date and arrival time is available. Peak months for groups are March, April, and May. For tour groups, the Museum offers complimentary admission for tour escort and driver. Youth groups are required to have one chaperone for every 10 kids.
We suggest a minimum of three hours to view Museum galleries. Groups may also view the 4D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries, and perform as crew members in Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience by additional fee subject to availability. Group Sales will also be happy to assist you with BB's Stage Door Canteen group reservations and/or group lunch and dinner options at the Museum.
To plan your group visit or for more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 222 (toll free 1-877-813-3329 x 222) or email email@example.com.
Hours and Accessibility
Museum Exhibits & Museum Store
Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beyond All Boundaries at The Solomon Victory Theater
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 Experience
Sunday–Thursday: 9:35 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 9:35 a.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Show times at 15, 35, and 55 after the hour
The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jeri Nims Soda Shop
Daily: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
The Museum is fully ADA accessible to all visitors. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided for use in the Museum at no charge.
View a campus map of The National WWII Museum before your visit!
Payment and Cancellation
Payment is preferred upon arrival on the day of the visit in the form of organizational check, cash, or credit card. There should be one designated group leader to process payment for the group at the Museum's ticket counter. The Museum does not provide direct billing or receive purchase orders for payment. Deposits and prepayment will be accepted in advance of arrival date but are not required unless contracting group food and beverage. Payment for group meals should be handled by American Sector Group Sales prior to arrival.
Please notify us as soon as possible in writing to cancel an existing reservation. Group visit cancellations within 72 hours prior to arrival are nonrefundable.
Parking and Directions
The Museum provides an unloading/loading zone only for buses along Magazine Street (GPS address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). Museum staff will issue the bus driver a parking pass for complimentary parking two blocks down Magazine Street under the I-10 overpass. Buses are not allowed to unload/load on Andrew Higgins Drive in front of the Museum due to safety hazards. Paid car parking is available in Museum ‘s parking garage located at 1024 Magazine Street.