The National World War II Museum


After temporarily closing its doors on March 13, 2020 to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, The National WWII Museum officially reopened to the public on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Following Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ proclamation and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s safe reopening plan, the Museum will operate at 25 percent of its total capacity while enacting new safety measures, including advance online ticket purchases, social distancing guidelines throughout pavilions and galleries, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols. The reopening will be particularly meaningful on Memorial Day as we honor our fallen military personnel who valiantly served our country.

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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)