The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the 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 — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum. The National WWII Museum is an private 501c3 corporation.
Designated by Congress in 2003 as the America’s National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the “Greatest Generation” comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; the American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop — delicious onsite dining options by Chef John Besh; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war...
Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We recommend that you allow a minimum of 3 hours to view exhibits. The Solomon Victory Theater shows Beyond All Boundaries daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday – Thursday, with an additional 5:00 showing on Friday and Saturday. The 4D film runs approximately 45 minutes and is preceded by a seven minute pre show. Showtimes are based on availability. Final Mission: The USS Tang Experience is available daily from 9:35 am to 4:35 pm, Sunday – Thursday, with additional 5:15 pm and 5:35 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. Final Mission can accommodate a maximum of 27 visitors. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. The Malcolm Forbes Theater shows two exclusive films daily, each running approximately 45 minutes. Price for Peace shows at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. D-Day Remembered shows at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Both are also available for purchase in our Museum Store. The American Sector restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm 7 days a week (special event hours apply). The Soda Shop is open daily from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm. Stage Door Canteen hours are based on the performance schedule. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Museum is fully accessible to all visitors. A limited number of wheelchairs are provided for use in the Museum at no charge. (more information: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/index.html)
The National WWII Museum (New Orleans, USA)