National World War II Museum (National D-Day Museum)
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
|About these ratings|
This is a must-see attraction for any history buff. Having opened June 6, 2000 (the 56th anniversary of D-Day), the National World War II Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and educational films documenting all aspects of the war, from D-Day to the war in the Pacific to the Holocaust. The brain-child of Stephen Ambrose—a best-selling author and consultant on the film Saving Private Ryan—the museum also features oral recantations of civilians' and soldiers' experiences throughout the early 1940s. The museum offers a unique educational experience, though recent travelers caution that some of the displays may be too disturbing for children.
Located on Magazine Street in the Warehouse District, the National World War II museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission costs about $21 for adults and $12 for students and children ages 5 to 12. World War II veterans receive free admission. Keep in mind, entry to the Victory Theater and certain exhibits costs extra. To learn more, visit the museum's website.