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New Orleans: The National WWII Museum Ticket

Entry ticket

New Orleans: The National WWII Museum Ticket

From US$ 33.90 per person

Re-live the American experience in World War II through immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts. Upgrade to include a 4-D movie or a guided tour.

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  • Learn about the D-Day landing crafts, designed and built in New Orleans
  • Brave sky-high catwalks for an up-close look at iconic WWII airplanes
  • Experience an immersive tour of World War II from the Pacific to Europe
  • Upgrade to experience the exclusive 4-D film “Beyond All Boundaries”
  • Add the “Campaigns of Courage” or "Arsenal of Democracy" tour to your visit
Full description
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, the National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans, where 5 soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. Purchase your timed tickets in advance to secure your desired entry or movie time. Housed in 5 buildings, the 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. The Louisiana Memorial Pavilion features the “D-Day Invasion of Normandy” exhibit and an exhibit telling the story of the war experienced on the Home Front.  The "Campaigns of Courage" area features the “Road to Tokyo” exhibit, which retraces the grueling trail from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo. It also houses the “Road to Berlin” exhibit, recreating actual battle settings and villages as America campaigned to defeat the Axis powers. A two-hour guided tour of these two exhibits, led by an expert docent, is also available to book as an option. The U.S. Freedom Pavilion features actual WW2 airplanes restored to their wartime glory, including the B-17E Flying Fortress, as well as wartime tanks and trucks. Liberation Pavilion, which opens in 2022, will explore the closing months of the war and immediate postwar years, concluding with an explanation of links to our lives today.  In the Solomon Victory Theatre, you will be able to see, hear and feel the epic story of World War II in the exclusive 4D experience “Beyond All Boundaries”, narrated by Tom Hanks. This movie experience requires the purchase of the option which includes the 4-D film.
  • Timed or non-timed entry ticket (depending on option selected)
  • Timed entry to 4-D film (if option selected)
  • Campaigns of Courage” guided tour (if option selected)
  • Arsenal of Democracy” guided tour (if option selected)
  • Live guide (unless Guided Tour option chosen)

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Meeting point

Enter the main museum entrance on the north side of Andrew Higgins Blvd and show your barcoded ticket. Staff will provide further directions. The guided tour will depart from the tour kiosk located near the main museum entrance. Please arrive a few minutes early as the tour departs promptly at 1:00 PM.

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Know before you go

  •  If you choose an option with a Timed 4-D Movie Ticket or a Guided Tour, the time on your ticket is your reserved time for the 4-D Movie or Guided Tour, and the Museum Admission ticket that comes with that is good for anytime entry to the Museum (it is not timed)
  • Student tickets are valid for children 5-18 and for students (19+) with ID
  • Limited number of wheelchairs available for use during your visit on a first-come-first-served basis
  • No flash photography or video allowed
  • Any reservations made after 3:00 PM should expect a shortened visit
  • The American Sector Restaurant & Bar is open Sunday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • The museum’s paid parking garage is located at 1024 Magazine Street
  • Informational booklets in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, and Spanish are available onsite
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4.9 /5

based on 315 reviews

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Remarkable museum. So much knowledge and history. Well laid out. Be sure to add the movie. Plan for 4 hours overall for full experience w/out being rushed. GetYourGuide tix easy to use -- they scan barcode, give you admission sticker and you have in/out privileges all day.

February 19, 2023

I found the Museum to be complete when presenting WWII’s history. Easy to follow sections, all the video available of actual reporters and soldiers explaining their experience made it more valuable. Take your time for there are many details you don’t want to miss.

December 22, 2022

This museum really is a national treasure and you must not miss it when you visit New Orleans. We spent about 6 hours and did not get to see it all. It is truly an amazing educational experience with such an extensive collection. Make sure to purchase the ticket that allows you to see the 4D movie as well.

November 13, 2022

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