Recent Searches
Clear
National WWII Museum
National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

The Basics

Opened in 2000, and originally called the National D-Day Museum, the National WWII Museum takes an immersive look at wartime life and the input the United States Armed Forces had in the Allied victory. Visitors have the chance to dine in 1940s style at BB’s Stage Door Canteen, see restored fighter planes and tanks, and even experience a thrilling ride on Lake Pontchartrain onboard a restored PT boat, the same type of craft that was used in the Normandy landings.

If you’re touring independently, prebook admission so you can skip the line upon arrival. For an extended day trip, you can combine a visit to the museum with a citywide private tour that includes air-conditioned transport.

Show all
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
$30.81 per adult
Traveler Favorite
I loved the full break...
I loved the full break down of all the wars and looking forward to stuff that wasn’t open yet that was under construction
James_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
Hours of fun and enjoyment
Romanita_R, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
We spent almost 4 hours in the most beautifully done museum we have ever seen, and could have easily spent more time. Our children are 9, 14, and 16 and they enjoyed every minute of it. My husband, a veteran, could have easily spent another 4 hours in awe. The staff were helpful and friendly. The facility was clean. We absolutely loved our time at the WWII museum.
star-5
Fabulous
Mary_H, Jul 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
Better than any history book. Brought me to a greater understanding of the era. Facility is clean, laid out in good form. See the movie first.
star-5
Amazing
Shannon_D, Jan 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
The museum certainly expanded since our last visit. We were truly amazed with the new displays and particularly the 4D movie
star-5
A great museum. Very well done
Starsdancer, Jan 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
This museum was so much more than we expected. Plan to spend all day. We were there for six hours and it was not long enough. Definitely do not pass up.
star-5
Very moving
Donald_O, Jan 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Everything was excellent. I learned so much more . This was my 2nd trip to the museum and the displays have been expanded since I was here last. More being built!
star-5
D-Day preparation
Bud_B, Jan 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The preparation for D day and how they had to decide when the invasion would begin. Also, some of the ways that we track the Germans into thinking that the invasion would happen at Calle but in fact it was planned for Normandy
star-5
Everybody should go through it to appreciate our military and the sacrifices they make to allow us the freedoms we have.
Murry_G, Jan 2022
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The whole tour is fantastic and it makes you appreciate what these hero’s went through as well as how everybody worked together for America and Americans
star-5
Must Do Activity
Katelyn_F, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
Amazing experience. Beautifully laid out exhibits. Loved the individual stories of peoples experiences. A must do on your trip!
star-5
A must see on your trip to New Orleans
NorleenP_K, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
We loved this museum. But please allow enough time. We had five hours and it was not enough. We also had lunch in there sit down café which was an experience of itself. All the exhibits were so involving you almost felt like you were there. Lots of streaming of real true at the time films. Cannot rave enough about this.
star-5
Excellent experience!
Antoinette_W, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
The plane room was fantastic! All of the ushers giving extra knowledge and information as you enter the different areas was a wonderful experience. My brother loved the gumbo at the restaurant too.
star-5
Not to be missed
Lori_L, Dec 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans
A truly educational experience!!! This actually was our 2nd visit to the museum & if at all possible there will be another. The amount of information is such that a significant amount of time should be given to fully grasp all aspects of World War II. When in New Orleans put this on top of your list of things to do.
star-5
Lt. Alex R. Grote, Jr., D-Day veteran.
David_G, Nov 2021
The National WWII Museum Campus Pass + Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Film
My father took part in the D-Day Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Postwar, he worked with General Earl Rudder who led the Rangers up Point du Hoc when Rudder was mayor of Brady, Texas and my father, Alex R. Grote, Jr. was the County Agricultural Agent.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

  • Discounted admission tickets are available for children, seniors, students, and military personnel; WWII veterans can visit for free.

  • The museum is very large, so plan the exhibits you want to see ahead of time to get the most out of your visit.

Show all

How to Get There

The National WWII Museum is located at 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, just off Lee Circle. The historic St. Charles streetcar (Line 12) runs in front of the museum—the closest stop is Lee Circle. Paid parking is available on-site. Alternatively, you can visit the museum as part of a private city tour that includes transfers to and from your accommodation.

Show all

Trip ideas

Best Weekend Getaways from New Orleans

Best Weekend Getaways from New Orleans


When to Get There

The museum is open every day from 9am–5pm, except for Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The museum is busiest in the early afternoon, so plan to get there early to have plenty of space to explore.

Show all

Enjoy a Classic New Orleans Jazz Brunch

Start off your day in the “Big Easy” with a New Orleans-style jazz brunch in one of the city’s famous restaurants. You’ll enjoy traditional Creole dishes, such as shrimp étouffée and jambalaya, while local musicians serenade you with toe-tapping tunes. You can prebook your brunch experience ahead of time for the best prices and the best tables.

Show all