The National World War II Museum


The National WWII Museum is open. The City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana are currently under an indoor mask mandate. Visitors are required to wear a mask when inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, per city mandate, proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours) is required for entry to the Museum's food and beverage outlets, BB's Stage Door Canteen, private rentals, and public events. These new requirements apply to everyone 12 years of age and older. Visit the Know Before You Go page for more details.

To help ensure public safety and avoid crowds, visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase Museum admission tickets online in advance. Tickets are now available for advanced purchase.

Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts, soaring aircraft and powerful interactive displays.

From the Normandy invasion to the sands of Pacific Islands and the Home Front, the Museum brings to life the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war and changed the world. The Museum is an incomparable experience for all generations and not to be missed on any visit to New Orleans.

Ranked as the #2 museum in the world and the United States, and the #1 attraction in New Orleans by TripAdvisor. Plan a visit and learn more at

Hours of operation: 9am-5pm daily (CLOSED Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

New Digital Museum Experience  

Museum Calendar of Events


Current Special Exibits:

Dimensions in Testimony:
Liberator Alan Moskin 
from USC Shoah Foundation

February 4–September 11, 2021

Through advanced technologies, the Dimensions in Testimony interactive biography helps preserve dialogue with those who lived through the Holocaust and audiences well into the future. The installation on our campus, a beta version that will help USC Shoah Foundation refine the experience, features Staff Sergeant Alan Moskin, who helped liberate Gunskirchen concentration camp in Austria. Ask your own questions to Moskin and hear real-time responses from previously conducted interviews. 

Trench Art in World War II

On Display March 4–January 2, 2022

The National WWII Museum’s newest special exhibit, SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II, takes an in-depth look at the military pastime of creating art, souvenirs, and tools out of discarded materials and the waste of war, a practice that yielded pieces known as "trench art." Featuring more than 150 artifacts representing the various forms of WWII trench art, as well as background on their origins and creators, SOLDIER | ARTIST offers a unique opportunity to see physical products of servicemembers' resourcefulness and ingenuity in the field.