Louisiana Memorial Pavilion Museum Main Entrance

Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

At The National WWII Museum

The Louisiana Memorial Pavilion exhibits take visitors into the monumental efforts on the Home Front and to the beaches of Normandy—focusing on the thousands of men and women who made Allied victory in World War II possible. 

Located on the second level of Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, the Museum's newest permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front, tells the story of the road to war and the indelible contributions from the Home Front. The Museum's original exhibit, The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, opened in 2000 and is available for visitors on the Pavilion's third level.


In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur

In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army at the onset of World War II then the perils of Sword Beach with the Free French Commandos on June 6, 1944.

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  • Louisiana Memorial Pavilion Atrium

    Visitors enter the original Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, which features essential tools of the war effort, including the LCVP or “Higgins boat,” the famed D-Day landing craft showcased in the film Saving Private Ryan. More than 20,000 boats were designed and built by Higgins Industries in New Orleans and used in all major amphibious landings of the war.

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  • L.W. "Pete" Kent Train Car Experience

    Located in The National WWII Museum’s Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, a re-created 1940s train station is the perfect introduction to the Museum experience, inviting guests to follow in the footsteps of new recruits on their way to war.

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  • Exhibit

    The Arsenal of Democracy

    Opened June 2017 in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. 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.

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    The D-Day Invasion of Normandy

    The Museum's original exhibit, located on the third floor of Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, helps you understand what the Allies faced in Normandy, from the comprehensive preparations beforehand to the daunting challenges once troops landed on Normandy beaches.

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  • Dining

    Learn more about the two great restaurants on the Museum's campus.

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Private Event Rentals

Want to Rent This Space?

Louisiana Memorial Pavilion offers the unique opportunity to dine, dance, or meet, surrounded by the workhorses of the WWII era. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 236 or email rentals@nationalww2museum.org.

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