National WWII Museum Tours
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With interactive exhibits, plus an extensive selection of memorabilia and machines used in the D-Day landings, the National WWII Museum offers a fascinating insight into the USA’s role in the Second World War. Learn all about the planning that went into the landings and see what life was like for the men and women involved in the war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, USA
8 Tours and Activities to Experience National WWII Museum
Witness a different side of New Orleans’s history on a visit to the dynamic National WWII Museum. While away the hours exploring wartime artifacts and discovering fascinating facts and histories at this world-class museum — considered one of the top museums in the nation!
Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With either your 1‐or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Take the historic hop on hop off streetcar - at your own additional cost - into the neighbourhoods of New Orleans and beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums, historic graveyards, southern Gothic mansions and fabulous local haunts. Most of all check out the local, off the beaten path New Orleans. Places to stop along the way include The World War II Museum, Ogden Museum, Commander's Palace, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, Coquette, Basin, The Bulldog, The Balcony, Fleurty Girl, Magazine Street Antique Mall, Blue Cypress Books, Live Oak Cafe, Oak, The Magnolia Grill and Rum House. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Simply buy a ticket for the streetcar and hit play to enjoy the tour.
Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
This self-guided audio tour of New Orleans lets you explore on your own schedule without skimping on the high-quality information you get with a guide. Major French Quarter attractions are included and mapped out for you on your phone, so you can start, stop, and skip around to curate the tour to what you most want to see.
Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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Join the Most Famous Party on Wheels! A New Orleans Original Ride the Light Up Bikes Join the Music Night Ride We Ride a Bit We Stop Sites - Food - Drinks - Party Spots - Pics Fun - Social Easy on the Ride Heavy on the Fun
Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience National WWII Museum?
The best ways to experience National WWII Museum are:
- The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans
- City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Beyond the French Quarter: New Orleans Off the Beaten Path Audio Tour
- The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours
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