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Texas Travel Directory: National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a hidden gem in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Located in historic Fredericksburg, the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, it is the only museum in the nation dedicated entirely to the story of WWII in the Pacific. Experience the story of WWII in the Pacific like only the National Museum of the Pacific War can tell it. The Museum has more than 45,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space with over 900 artifacts, and 15 macro-artifacts on exhibit including a Japanese Midget Sub, a B-25 Bomber and a PT boat. Take an interactive audio tour, or wander at your own pace. It sits on 6 acres composed of the George H.W Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Pacific Combat Zone, Memorial Courtyard, Japanese Garden of Peace, and the Plaza of the Presidents.

National Museum of the Pacific War
National Museum of the Pacific War
The Museum is located in Fredericksburg, TX, because it is the hometown of Chester Nimitz. Nimitz left the Texas Hill Country for the US Naval Academy in 1901, and later rose to become the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific during World War II. The complex is comprised of seven main components explained below.

In the George H.W Bush Gallery follow the war from the seeds of conflict to the signing of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. Go island to island with the brave Marines and Army as they fight their way to ensure America’s freedom. Sail with the U.S Navy Pacific Fleet as they battle for the seas of the pacific. The Admiral Nimitz Museum is located in the historic Nimitz Hotel on Main St., which was built by Admiral Nimitz’s grandfather Charles Nimitz Sr. The first half of Nimitz Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the town of Fredericksburg, and the Nimitz family. The second half it dedicated to Chester Nimitz’s long and impressive naval career.

National Museum of the Pacific War
National Museum of the Pacific War
A block and a half down from the George H.W Bush Gallery site the Pacific Combat Zone. The Combat Zone is accessed by guided tours at the top of every hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Step onto a Japanese island beach head equipped with Japanese weaponry and entrenchments. Get an up close look and U.S and Japanese vehicles used in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. On certain weekends throughout the year the Combat Zone is home to the museums living history program.

Stroll the Memorial Courtyard filled with over 1800 plaques dedicated to those who served in the Pacific during World War II. The Japanese Garden of peace was a gift from the Japanese Government in honor of all that Fleet Admiral Nimitz did to improve U.S/Japanese relations after the war.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Tickets are good for 48 hours. This Museum truly honors our nation’s heroes and tells the human story while inspiring new generations. For more information, including a schedule of Living History Programs, click the button below to view our website or call (830) 997-8600.



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National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E. Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600

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