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This Holiday, Find Inspiration At your National WWII Museum, and let their stories inspire yours.

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The National WWII Museum

The whole family can find inspiration in timeless stories of sacrifice and resilience. With new safety procedures in place, including timed ticketing, and reduced capacity to enable social distancing, enhanced cleaning and more, we’re ready to welcome you back safely. Now is a great time to see what TripAdvisor calls the #1 attraction in New Orleans, the #3 museum in the United States, and the #8 museum in the world!

Skip the line with our new print at home tickets! Due to current capacity restrictions, pre-purchasing tickets for your desired time is strongly recommended.

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
Daily showings, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Shows start at the top of the hour and currently run at reduced capacity.

The American Sector Restaurant & Bar
Sunday–Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 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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Come see the dramatic expansion the Museum has undergone in recent years, including the newest special exhibit, Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, which tells the remarkable story of the US Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and their deception operations across Europe through featured artifacts such as artwork, uniforms, an inflatable tank, and more. Armed with nothing heavier than .50 caliber machine guns, the 23rd used visual, sonic, and radio deception to fool German forces during World War II’s final year, taking part in 22 large-scale deceptions in Europe from Normandy to the Rhine River.



Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, the McDonald Windows, a special exhibition of 25 art pieces produced by Atelier Le Roux in Oakland, California, using shards of glass from damaged and destroyed European churches collected during World War II by the late US Army Episcopal chaplain Frederick McDonald. McDonald, who served under General Omar Bradley in the 12th Army Group through war-torn Europe, collected shards of stained glass and other mementos from desecrated sanctuary sites he visited from 1944 to 1945 after he first encountered a church in England destroyed by bombing and was heartbroken by the ruins.