Looking for things to do in New Orleans this weekend? Don’t miss the #1 New Orleans attraction according to TripAdvisor: The National WWII Museum!
The Museum—designated by Congress as America’s official WWII Museum—features a rich collection of artifacts that brings history to life. Conveniently located in the Warehouse District near the French Quarter, Convention Center, the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, cruise ship terminals, and all major New Orleans hotels, this world-renowned history museum is designed to inspire visitors of all ages with the lessons of World War II and the stories of heroism, tragedy, and liberation. From D-Day galleries to the 4D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries, from the soaring US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center to the immersive Campaigns of Courage, 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.
The Museum offers plenty of things to do for the whole family. Our recently reopened John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion gives an up-close view of macro-artifacts and interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities for families. Additionally, Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience places visitors aboard the most successful submarine in World War II.
This is a must see in New Orleans!
New Orleans is one of my favorite weekend places to go. Living only about 4 hours from this unique city makes it easy for us to do in a weekend. So we make at least 2 trips a year on average. Food is of course the agenda item that steers each trip. We usually stay on Canal Street and either walk or cab it to our favorite places to shop, eat and see. The WWII museum is a short cab ride from this area and is amazing. Let me reiterate....you will be very happy you spent some time in this place! I suggest going early Saturday morning and spending at least 4 hours to get the best of this treasure. There are plenty of lunch options during your visit.
- Steve B. on TripAdvisor
My family of six (20,15,13 and 10 year olds) enjoyed a weekend in New Orleans before the full back to school grind. We went up with the purpose of catching a Saints game and decided the next day to go to WWII museum. Wow! It is so much bigger than I imagined. The kids really enjoyed what we were able to see. My 13 year old has developed a big interest in the history of the war. My family plans on going back this summer and trying to see the whole museum this time. If you really want to appreciate it I would consider 2 days.
- Coromayaauri B, Lafayette, LA
A Must See
My husband and I visited the WWII museum during a weekend getaway. It is something you do not want to miss. We did purchase movie tickets along with museum tickets in advanced which I highly recommend so you do not have to wait in line. The earlier you go the better.
- Kristen M., Seneca, South Carolina
New Orleans Weekend Get Away
Go...you won't be disappointed. We did not get to see everything, but enjoyed what we saw! Lots of artifacts, pictures, etc. showing how lives were disrupted by the war. Many videos from some of the people that survived.
- sandis366, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Book your tickets online now to spend the day at one of the best things to do in New Orleans!
According to TripAdvisor, The National WWII Museum ranks as:
- #1 attraction in New Orleans
- #2 museum in the United States
- #2 museum in the world