Attractions and Things to Do
Experience the powerful images and artifacts of the National World War II Museum. It fittingly opened its doors on the anniversary of D Day (June 6, 2000). See the extraordinary memorabilia that depict the courage and sacrifice of the patriots who won the war. Stroll through the historic displays on three levels of the Museum. Visitors can trace America’s role in the war, see historic Normandy Invasion artifacts, as well as pictures from the battles of the Pacific Islands. History lovers will appreciate the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion within the Museum. This portion of the Museum allows you to go back in time and catch a glimpse into the sights, sounds, and emotions of going off to war with their “train car experience.” See some of the actual airplanes flown in World War II, such as the Super-Marine Spitfire, the Douglas SBD Dauntless, and the Douglas C-47 Sky-train. Read about the extraordinary lives of their pilots and their patriotic duty in World War II. In order not to miss out on this emotional and unforgettable experience, book one of the hotels near the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
In 2013 the newest exhibit in the Museum, the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, was opened. It houses more World War II aircraft such as the B-17E Flying Fortress Bomber, a B-25J Mitchell bomber, and a P-51D Mustang. History lovers are going to flock to this section of the museum. Each of these aircraft have special stories connected with them, and their recovery after the War ended.
When you book your stay in one of the hotels near the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, you’ll have convenient access to all of downtown, thanks to the St. Charles Street Streetcar line. With the museum as your point of departure, you have the option to walk short distances to entertainment and dining. The Hotel Modern New Orleans and the SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans Downtown are within a five minute’s walk of the National World War II Museum. These hotels are also within a five minute walk to the streetcar line. Parking can be expensive in downtown, so be sure and take advantage of the public transportation and bus systems. If you plan on renting a car, you should still take advantage of the short distance to nearby entertainment. Most of the hotels near the National World War II Museum New Orleans have free parking for guests, and then you don’t have to pay double to park your car downtown.
Admission tickets are available at the door of the museum, and price varies by age group. Discounts are given on student’s admission, so be sure and bring your student ID when you visit. World War II veterans and children five and under are free. It is recommended that you schedule 2.5-3 hours for visiting the National World War II Museum to ensure that you will have time to see all the exhibits.