In 1971, The Nimitz Foundation was created to provided additional development funding for the museum of the extraordinary Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, a native son of Fredericksburg who achieved greatness as commander of the Central Pacific Theater in World War II. We established the original Nimitz Museum in the former Nimitz Hotel. Since then, the Museum has evolved to become one of the most well-regarded military museum complexes in the nation.
To provide national leadership in articulating the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. To continue to preserve the legacy of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who served in this theater of operations. And, to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present.
In an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation manages and provides financial support to the National Museum of the Pacific War in order to:
- Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
- Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II
- Create and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present, and programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country
- Support education concerning the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II
We’re open every day from 9am to 5pm, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas when the Museum is closed.
- School Groups (advance reservation required); Confirm School Group reservations by calling 830.997.8600 ext #222
- Tour Groups (advance reservation required): Confirm Group/Tour reservations by calling 830.997.8600 ext #220
Your tickets are good for 48 hours.
National Museum of the Pacific War