The National WWII Museum in New Orleans houses an enormous collection of artifacts, photographs and other material relating to the history of World War II. Among the museum’s most popular exhibits are its 15 theaters, each presenting a unique perspective on the war. The museum also includes a WWII-era Liberty Ship docked on the Mississippi River and a network of historic sites in Europe.
The National WWII Museum recounts the history of World War II and how it was fought, won, and continues to influence today’s world. It is an independent, non-profit educational organization that receives support from the federal government, as well as state and local governments and private corporations. The museum strives to honor veterans by using interactive technology to educate young people about what they accomplished.
The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana is an educational, historical, and cultural facility dedicated to exploring the American experience in World War II. Its mission is to honor our veterans’ service; promote civic engagement; preserve the legacy of D-Day through exhibits, research, education, and resources, and strengthen America’s understanding of war and peace.
The National World War II Museum offers a variety of special events throughout the year including lectures, films, concerts, interactive programs, and special tours.
The National WWII Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, but is open on most other holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Due to limited parking availability during special event days such as Air Show and Time Traveler, guests may be dropped off at their vehicle or can utilize complimentary shuttle service from their hotel or from Parking Lot C located at the corner of Magazine Street & Andrew Higgins Drive (the entrance to the parking lot can be found on Andrew Higgins Drive).
The National World War II Museum is a history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum contains exhibits about World War II that depict the war from global, national, and personal perspectives.
The Museum maintains its neutrality with regard to the events it displays and encourages visitors to discuss the causes and consequences of the war. It also honors veterans from all of America’s wars. An orientation theater features an 18-minute film about World War II’s impact on Louisiana produced by Ken Burns for PBS’s The War.
The Museum houses three theaters: the 300-seat Landings Theater, where daily 30-minute films are shown; the 285-seat Victory Theater, used primarily for live presentations; and the 40-seat Clifton Williams Theater.