Entry ticket

New Orleans: The National WWII Museum Ticket

New Orleans: The National WWII Museum Ticket

From US$ 32.90 per person

Re-live the American experience in World War II through immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and thousands of personal accounts. Upgrade to include a 4-D movie or a guided tour.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the D-Day landing crafts, designed and built in New Orleans
  • Brave sky-high catwalks for an up-close look at iconic WWII airplanes
  • Experience an immersive tour of World War II from the Pacific to Europe
  • Upgrade to experience the exclusive 4-D film “Beyond All Boundaries”
  • Add the “Campaigns of Courage” or "Arsenal of Democracy" tour to your visit
Full description
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, the National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans, where 5 soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants. Purchase your timed tickets in advance to secure your desired entry or movie time. Housed in 5 buildings, the museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. The Louisiana Memorial Pavilion features the “D-Day Invasion of Normandy” exhibit and an exhibit telling the story of the war experienced on the Home Front.  The "Campaigns of Courage" area features the “Road to Tokyo” exhibit, which retraces the grueling trail from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo. It also houses the “Road to Berlin” exhibit, recreating actual battle settings and villages as America campaigned to defeat the Axis powers. A two-hour guided tour of these two exhibits, led by an expert docent, is also available to book as an option. The U.S. Freedom Pavilion features actual WW2 airplanes restored to their wartime glory, including the B-17E Flying Fortress, as well as wartime tanks and trucks. Liberation Pavilion, which opens in 2022, will explore the closing months of the war and immediate postwar years, concluding with an explanation of links to our lives today.  In the Solomon Victory Theatre, you will be able to see, hear and feel the epic story of World War II in the exclusive 4D experience “Beyond All Boundaries”, narrated by Tom Hanks. This movie experience requires the purchase of the option which includes the 4-D film.
Includes
  • Timed or non-timed entry ticket (depending on option selected)
  • Timed entry to 4-D film (if option selected)
  • Campaigns of Courage” guided tour (if option selected)
  • Arsenal of Democracy” guided tour (if option selected)
  • Live guide (unless Guided Tour option chosen)

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Enter the main museum entrance on the north side of Andrew Higgins Blvd and show your barcoded ticket. Staff will provide further directions. The guided tour will depart from the tour kiosk located near the main museum entrance. Please arrive a few minutes early as the tour departs promptly at 1:00 PM.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Know before you go

  •  If you choose an option with a Timed 4-D Movie Ticket or a Guided Tour, the time on your ticket is your reserved time for the 4-D Movie or Guided Tour, and the Museum Admission ticket that comes with that is good for anytime entry to the Museum (it is not timed)
  • Student tickets are valid for children 5-18 and for students (19+) with ID
  • Limited number of wheelchairs available for use during your visit on a first-come-first-served basis
  • No flash photography or video allowed
  • Any reservations made after 3:00 PM should expect a shortened visit
  • The American Sector Restaurant & Bar is open Sunday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • The museum’s paid parking garage is located at 1024 Magazine Street
  • Informational booklets in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, and Spanish are available onsite
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 293 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

This museum really is a national treasure and you must not miss it when you visit New Orleans. We spent about 6 hours and did not get to see it all. It is truly an amazing educational experience with such an extensive collection. Make sure to purchase the ticket that allows you to see the 4D movie as well.

November 13, 2022

This is an exceptional museum in presenting what was happening in the world leading up to WW2, the US involvement in both the Europe and Pacific theaters along with exhibits for activities in the US supporting the war effort. There is also a special D-Day exhibit. The museum highlights both the facts of the war and personal stories of those who served. The 4D movie as an overview is the perfect way to start your tour.

Read more

November 9, 2022

Very good museum. I think the museum would benefit from a far better display of armor and other heavy weapons. Surely German, Japanese, Italian and Soviet tanks and planes are out there. My second criticism is that the museum sorely minimizes the War in Eastern Europe. The Soviets did the bulk of the fighting and dying. That's a simple fact, geopolitics aside. Their infrastructure was thrashed by Nazi Germany. 22,000,000 Soviets died as compared to 400,000 Yanks in the western theatres. Get my drift? My father was a grunt in New Guinea, The Philippines and the The Occupation of Japan, by the way. Not too pleasant. Jim Warner in Oregon

Read more

October 4, 2022

Product ID: 127100