History for the Holidays

Visit the #1 Attraction in New Orleans with Family and Friends This Holiday Season

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The National WWII Museum

Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the one of the Best Places 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.

Journey into the American experience in World War II—through engaging, immersive exhibits like The Arsenal of Democracy, The Road to Tokyo, The Road to Berlin, and the 4D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries. Gain exclusive advance access to the Museum on an Early Access Tour, available December 1–23, Thursday through Monday. Two special early-morning Campaigns of Courage Guided Tours will be offered on December 26–30 starting at 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. each day—book your tour now and beat the holiday crowds! Learn more about our guided tours, tour availability, and inclusions.

Two special showtimes of Beyond All Boundaries will be available on December 26–31 at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day.

Don’t miss our holiday entertainment shows at BB’s Stage Door Canteen—enjoy weekday matinees, weekend dinner shows, and Sunday brunch shows, as well as holiday festivities for children and families!

Hours and Information

The Museum is open early at 8:30 a.m. daily on December 26–31.

Museum Exhibits and Museum Store
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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
Monday–Sunday, 9:35 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Showtimes at 15, 35, and 55 minutes after the hour.

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar
Monday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Happy Hour, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily
Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Jeri Nims Soda Shop
Open daily
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adult $28.50
Senior (65+) $24.50
Student (With ID) $18
Military (With ID) $18
WWII Veterans FREE
Beyond All Boundaries $7
Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience $7
Second-Day Pass $7

According to TripAdvisor, The National WWII Museum ranks as:

  • #1 Attraction in New Orleans
  • #3 Museum in the USA
  • #8 Museum in the World

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