The National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate 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 will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants.


Your Smithsonian Museum Day ticket includes general admission to our open galleries.

Please note, Smithsonian Museum Day ticket does NOT include Beyond All Boundaries 4D Cinematic Experience or Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience. Tickets to those interactive exhibits can be added to your Smithsonian Museum Day ticket for $7 each at any ticket desk when you arrive.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.