National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

Pay tribute to World War II heroes and learn about the conflict at National Museum of the Pacific War. Located in Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz’s hometown, this museum complex includes three major sites--the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone. Guided tours, artifacts, documents, weapons, and multimedia presentations illustrate the war in the Pacific. Visit the Japanese Garden of Peace, donated by the government of Japan on the town's 130th anniversary. A single ticket gives you access to all of the sites and is valid for two days. Plan your National Museum of the Pacific War visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fredericksburg using our Fredericksburg tour itinerary maker site .
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  • The museum consists of three main attractions. The Nimitz Hotel, the Bush Museum and the outdoor display. Nimitz display is dedicated to the Admiral who commanded the Pacific Fleet in WWII, Worth a qu...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised by the offerings of the museum. It is larger than you think and has plenty of cool exhibits. You can easily spend 3-4 hours there. It is DEFINITELY worth it.  more »
  • Prepare to be astonished as you are brought back into an experience oriented presentation of history of American involvement in the Pacific war.  more »
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  • An historic treasure! One of the finest museums we've ever visited. Informative and engaging, this experience walks you through the battles of the Pacific theater and places you in the heart of the action. It is both exhilarating and heartbreaking to see. You will leave better than you came, awed by the courage and grit of our greatest generation.
  • Such a great place. The displays are wonderful (and sad at times of course) and you may chose an audio tour. Interactive computers throughout were available as well. It has authentic planes, bombs, and battery powered Japanese torpedo launcher (I believe??) Really neat visible displays and photos! Takes about 3-4 hours if you would like to read everything available just in this Pacific museum-not including the outdoor site and Nimitz. If this type of history is your thing then take in all the exhibits and such and plan for a full day. They talked about Rosie Rivet and I am always wanting to know more about the female perspective of things. Wish there was more on that-sorry if I missed it.
  • Truly amazing museum. The design of the exhibits is quite inspiring on many levels. The story and history that led up to the war is well told. The events of the war itself are laid out chronologically with in-depth displays for every major event. Highly recommend making a special trip to experience all that the museum has to offer. The fact that it is in Fredericksburg is what makes it a destination trip.
  • This is a great place. You just need to allow yourself the time to take it all in. Highly recommended that you use the two whole days you're given with your ticket purchase. There is so much to see and do. And a lot of reading. WW2 history nuts will love this place.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Allows at least 2 days to see if all. Well put together. Tells the story of WWII in the Pacific in chronological sequence. It is a self paced tour and it is easy to get lost of you are not watching. Must see if you like that sort of thing.

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