The National WWII Museum
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Explore The Nation’s Official WWII Museum

A moving and immersive look of WWII, The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world. Explore why was fought, how it was won, and what it means today through an array of permanent and rotating exhibits, interactive experiences, and personal stories.

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BB's Stage Door Canteen

The style and spirit of an incomparable era come to life at BB's Stage Door Canteen, a must-see stop featuring performances by headliners, big bands, dancing, and dining. 

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PT-305

Located at Lakeshore Landing, the PT-305 is the world's only fully restored WWII combat veteran patrol-torpedo boat. Explore its on-deck weapons, quarters and galley of a guided, 90-minute Close Quarters tour.

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The Arsenal of Democracy

The Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front features multimedia and interactive displays that draw on artifacts and oral histories to bring the story of World War II to life. 

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Beyond All Boundaries

Immerse yourself in an hour-long, 4D experience journey through the war that changed the entire world, including archival footage from the battlefields of World War II—an experience you’ll never forget.

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Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience

Step aboard the USS Tang submarine for her final, ill-fated mission, reliving her last epic battle as well as learning more about the evolution of and the tactics used in underwater warfare.

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US Merchant Marine Gallery

Learn about the vital role the Merchant Marine played in the Allied cause as they crossed the oceans to transport weapons, soldiers, and supplies safely to American troops, often in constant danger from menacing Japanese destroyers and German U-boats.

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Road to Tokyo

Explore the challenges American forces faced as they made their way to Tokyo, fighting the unyielding Japanese forces on multiple fronts, including New Guinea and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, the islands of the Pacific, China, India, and Alaska.

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VIP Museum Tours

Expand your visit with an exclusive, guided tour. Get behind the lines and climb into a B-24 fuselage, view rarely seen artifacts up close, talk to one of the museum’s curators, and feel like the museum is yours on an expert-led tour before the museum opens. 

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honor a hero
honor a hero

underwrite a room

For a limited time, The National WWII Museum offers a unique and personal way to share the courage and commitment of your WWII hero with future generations. We invite you to inquire about opportunities to underwrite a Higgins Hotel guest room, and join others who’ve permanently and prominently honored a loved one’s story of service and sacrifice.

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