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 all generations can understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Through exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts, the Museum takes visitors on an immersive tour of World War II in every theater of war.
A world of history awaits your discovery—welcome to your WWII journey.
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
Start your visit in the Museum’s original pavilion, which features the institution’s newest permanent exhibit that tells the story of the war experienced on the Home Front. The building also includes the Museum's original D-Day exhibit, macro-artifacts, special temporary exhibits, and the L.W. "Pete" Kent Train Car Experience—the perfect place to begin your journey into the WWII story.
Solomon Victory Theater
See, hear, and feel the epic story of World War II in the exclusive 4D experience Beyond All Boundaries, narrated by Tom Hanks.
Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters
Follow in the footsteps of the citizen soldier in 360-degree displays that take visitors through key settings in World War II. The galleries serve as an immersive timeline and provide a servicemember's view of the war.
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Stand beside ground-level tanks and trucks to view WWII airplanes—or brave sky-high catwalks for an up-close look. Exhibits describe the history and production of war machines and honor service in every branch of the military.
Take a break from touring in the peaceful setting of Founders Plaza, at the center of the Museum's campus.
John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion
Get an up-close view at some of the Museum's extensive collection of macro-artifacts, and learn how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) helped solve some of World War II's toughest problems.
Bollinger Canopy of Peace: Coming Spring 2018
Set to stand 150 feet tall, the Canopy will unify the Museum's diverse campus and establish the Museum as a fixture on the New Orleans skyline.
Hall of Democracy: Coming Spring 2019
The Hall of Democracy, a 34,800-square-foot pavilion to be located in the heart of the Museum's campus in 2019, will be the preeminent gateway for education, outreach, publishing, research and new media activities at the Museum.
The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center: Coming 2019
As The National WWII Museum grows into a world class institution, the need to serve a rapidly increasing number of visitors, students, scholars, and educators also continues to grow.
Liberation Pavilion: Coming 2020
Following their immersive journey through the war, visitors to The National WWII Museum will enter the Liberation Pavilion. Three building levels will explore the closing months of the war and immediate postwar years, concluding with an explanation of links to our lives today.