National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Museum340 East Main Street , Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 997-8600
The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to our victory may never be forgotten. We hope this online visit will make you wish to visit the museum in person. All of this in the center of the Texas Hill Country...Fredericksburg.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Originally named The Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed solely in the historic Nimitz Hotel, the National Museum of the Pacific War has grown into a dynamic, first-class experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all backgrounds. In addition to more than 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, the museum boasts an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Museum includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Pacific Combat Zone, Plaza of Presidents, Memorial Courtyard, Japanese Garden of Peace, and (opening soon) the Nimitz Education and Research Center.
HOURS & ADMISSION
The Museum is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas when the Museum is closed.
WWII Veteran: Free
Senior Citizen (65 or over) or any retired military (with ID): $10
Military, current active duty, Reserve, National Guard: $10
Students w/ID (ages 6-21): $6
Children under 6: Free
Tour Groups (20 or more with confirmed reservation): $8
To confirm group reservation, please call 830.997.8600 x 220
Tickets are good for 48 hours
To provide national leadership in articulating the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. To continue to preserve the legacy of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who served in this theater of operations. And, to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present.
In an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation manages and provides financial support to the National Museum of the Pacific War in order to:
- Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz;
- Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II;
- Offer and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present, and in programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country;
- Support education concerning the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II; and,
- Provide the general public, researchers, students, teachers and historians with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of the War in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater during World War II.
Our Core Values
In realizing our vision and carrying out our mission, we will be guided by the Core Values of:
- Ensuring the highest standards of historical accuracy and academic integrity;
- Maintaining the highest ethical standards;
- Honoring our patriotic legacies;
- Providing a superior work environment; and,
- An absolute commitment to excellence in all that we do.