The National WWII Museum Tickets New Orleans, LA

945 Magazine StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130
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The National WWII Museum is a journey through time. This history museum offers a lesson on the country’s challenges and triumphs with other warring nations in a blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail. Be fully immersed in the past with features like interactive exhibits, an expansive collection of artifacts, and first-person oral histories.

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  • Houses nearly 250,000 WW2 artifacts, featuring the LCVP or Higgins boat—the famed D-Day landing craft designed and built in New Orleans!
  • Marvelous display of WW2 aircraft, including the B-17E Flying Fortress, restored to its former glory.
  • Hop onboard the digital train car, explore the exhibits at the Campaigns of Courage, and try the USS Tang Submarine Experience.
  • Take pictures, but please note that flash photography and video recording in the galleries are not allowed.
  • Parking is available at the museum's parking garage at 1024 Magazine Street.
  • Lockers are available to store your backpacks and other small items, and the guest services desk for rolling luggage, both with limited capacity.
  • Bottled water with a screw top is allowed in the galleries, there's also an onsite restaurant.
  • Wheelchair-accessible and offers free use of manual wheelchairs—first-come, first-served basis.


from The National WWII Museum
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—so that all generations can understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Through exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts, the museum takes visitors on an immersive tour of World War II in every theater of war.

The National WWII Museum's exhibits cover the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world in a voice that is intimate and personal. Exhibits not only highlight the role of world leaders but also the everyday men and women who found the strength and courage to accomplish the extraordinary.

A world of history awaits your discovery—welcome to your WWII journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The National WWII Museum

Where is the National WWII Museum?

The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana at 945 Magazine St.

Where is The National WWII Museum parking?

The Museum's parking garage is located at 1024 Magazine Street. Please note that this portion of Magazine Street is one-way, and the garage is located on the left side.

What are the hours of the museum?

The National WWII Museum is open 9 AM–5 PM daily and only closed during Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Why is The National WWII Museum located in New Orleans?

New Orleans is home to the LCVP, often referred to as the Higgins Boat—the landing craft that brought US soldiers to shore in every major amphibious assault of World War II. Andrew Jackson Higgins and the 30,000 Louisiana workers of Higgins Industries designed, built, and tested 20,000 Higgins boats in southeastern Louisiana during the war.

Does the museum have a place for storing items while I tour the exhibits?

Yes, there are lockers in the museum to store your backpacks and other small items, but please note that capacity is limited. The guest services desk accommodates rolling luggage only, based on available space.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, but please note that flash photography and video recording in the galleries are not allowed.

Are food and drink allowed in the galleries?

Only bottled water with a screw top is allowed in the galleries. Food is only allowed in designated restaurant areas or ground-level lobbies.

Should I bring a sweater?

The Museum temperature is approximately 69–72 degrees F. Some visitors do need a sweater while touring inside.

Is the museum wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, The National WWII Museum is wheelchair-accessible. It also offers free use of manual wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there are no motorized wheelchair or scooter rentals available but it is allowed inside.