National Museum of the Pacific War: Visit Fredericksburg TX





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Published on Apr 23, 2013

http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com Originally named the Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed in the historic Nimitz Steamboat Hotel on Main Street in Fredericksburg, the National Museum of the Pacific War has grown into a six-acre campus with more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Today, the museum includes exhibits on the life and career of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who commanded U.S. and allied naval forces in the Pacific War, and who was born right here in Fredericksburg.

It also includes displays of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns, other artifacts and, the most moving of all, the personal stories of our troops.

On scheduled weekends throughout the year, the Pacific Combat Zone is the site of a living history program. Re-enactors bring World War II to life by demonstrating the weapons and discussing the tactics and strategy that won the war.

The grounds also include a Memorial Courtyard, a Plaza of Presidents and a Japanese Garden of Peace.

All museum properties are accessible by wheelchair, and group tours and school groups are welcome. Tickets are good for 48 hours.

Come visit the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The Wall Street Journal said, "A museum of this quality—and importance—needs to be seen..."

For more information, visit our website at www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.



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