Generations meet at a military reunion at The National WWII Museum

Military Reunions

Plan Your Group Visit Today!

The National WWII Museum is the perfect place to host your Military Reunion! We have multiple options for your Reunion to partake in and we are happy to assist you in planning your visit. 

The 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. 

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 group.sales@nationalww2museum.org.

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Additional Reunion Experiences

BB's Stage Door Canteen

The Canteen presents a wonderful weekly series of unique entertainment, showcasing the songs, style, stars, and spirit of this incomparable era. Enjoy evening and matinee performances of headliner acts, signature musical productions, big bands, dancing, the Victory Belles vocal trio, and more, plus preshow dinner, brunch, or lunch by The American Sector restaurant. It's all at BB's Stage Door Canteen! 

**Additional shows can be added on other dates with a group minimum ticket purchase, based on space and talent availability. 

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Additional Reunion Experiences

PT-305 Deck Tours and Rides

Experience history like never before aboard PT-305! Fast and maneuverable, patrol-torpedo boats were a unique and essential tool for US naval forces during World War II. See and feel the PT-boat experience and learn about the service of the men who called them home with PT-305—the world's only fully restored combat-veteran PT boat in operation today!

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Additional Reunion Experiences

Group Guided Tour

The Museum now offers an exclusive group tour of the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, where Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and 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.

Additional Reunion Experiences

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!

Ticket packages: 

  • For groups of 50-74: $15 per person
  • For groups of 75 or more: $10 per person

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Sample Reunion Group Visit Itinerary

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Arrive and tour The National WWII Museum on your own.

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

See an matinee lunch show (offered Wednesdays) at the award-winning BB's Stage Door Canteen. For groups of 50 or more, ask about added matinee lunch show options. Group box lunches are also available in one of our Museum rental spaces.

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 

View the spellbinding, immersive 4D film Beyond All Boundaries in the Solomon Victory Theater.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Take up your positions and perform as crew members in the Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience.  

*Suggested activity: attend a Friday or Saturday dinner show or Sunday brunch show at BB’s Stage Door Canteen, featuring a variety of live performances and delightful dining by The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. Ask about our BB’s Stage Door Canteen Five-Star Premier Show Experience! 

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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Details

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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 group.sales@nationalww2museum.org.

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.

Accessibility 
The Museum is fully  ADA accessible to all visitors. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided for use in the Museum at no charge.

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 & 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.

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Group Visits

The Museum provides one of the most unique group experiences available. Group rates offered for 10 or more guests. 

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