The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, ... More
National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies, and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history.
The way they display display everything is great! They staff is friendly and socialable! The movie was great! Would recommend it to a friend. New expansions supposed to be done the end of 2014. A great museum!
First rate presentation of facts, artifacts, and heroic acts from the most murderous and widespread conflict in human history. Do not miss it.
Note: Museum expansion under construction to open late 2009-early 2010.
here're what you see: big screen TVs & photos. If you want to learns about the war, it's a good place, but if you're looking to see some real stuffs, forget it. You'll find videos, photos, and all the text telling you about the war, and I'm pretty sure you can find all these from the internet.. this place puts it together for you and so it costs!
I wasn't very excited about going to this museum. I only went because my boyfriend wanted to. But it was actually very interesting. Definitely give yourself at least a 1/2 day for the tour because there is a lot of stuff to see! I learned alot and wouldn't mind going back since we had to hurry towards the end because it was about to close.
A wonderful way to spend the morning. The history is wonderful, the memorabilia is awesome! The staff is quite knowledgeable and friendly. All in all, a nice relaxing addition to our New Orleans weekend.
We went to the D-day Museum on a visit to New Orleans and this was the highlight of the trip for me. We spent most of the day there. A nice mix of artifacts and short movies. The movies run about 5-7 minutes each and lead you through the buildup to the war to the invasion and the aftermath. They also had a Curious George section for the kiddies, which ties in since the author had to flee France because of the war. The day we were there they also had a 1940s swing band playing, people dancing and they gave away 3' by 5' American flags. Great value for $14. The main event is still the WW II exhibits. It's fair and balanced. It mentions the Japanese internment but it also shows you the racism of the Japanese government and their cartoons of Roosevelt with claws and fangs. There are discounts for students, active military and for veterans. Too many people are ignorant of the greatness of America and it's people. This museum reminds us. Every American should visit this museum.
I wasn't expecting a lot out of this museum, and was apprehensive about taking the kids to a "War Museum". I was absolutely blown away by what it had to offer, and the kids had the time of their lives. More than can be seen in a half day. Tons of personal audio accounts and videos. Endless exhibits on every aspect of the war, from buildup and homefront, to D-Day. Fantastic Higgins boat exhibit. Live experts and survivors onsite providing indepth personal accounts. Nice cafe for snacks. Ask for a scavenger hunt map for the kids at the check-in desk. One small word of caution, the Pacific campaign exhibit does have some very graphic POW images that small children may be sensitive to.
The D-Day Museum is a user-friendly delight. With a variety of awesome displays from real size replicas and actual artifacts, audi-visual displays, huge interactive maps, and clear explanations, this museum totally engages the visitor. It even offers seats throughout where you can watch videos of interviews with people who had a variety of roles in WWII. It was fascinating learning about the New Orleans connection and hearing the New Orleans' accents in many of the interviews. It's a huge building and you might want to do it in two visits.
We also enjoyed P.J.'s Coffee Shop and the great gift shop.
Everyone in the museum was very helpful and friendly.
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