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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Mardi Gras may be over, but here in New Orleans, the party never truly stops. If you’re in the mood for another outstanding parade or two, you must check out the St. Patrick's Day festivities all across the Big Easy.

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Carnival season is in full swing here in New Orleans, and as we approach Mardi Gras, which falls on February 25th this year, the festivities grow ever more elaborate. Here are three of the largest and most popular parades you can catch in the run, up to the 25th:

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One of our favorite New Orleans art museums, located mere steps from our hotel, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art testifies to the eclectic cultural traditions that have come together since the early 18th-century to make the American South such a potent incubator of creativity.

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Throughout the month of December, the holiday spirit abounds here in New Orleans. Though the full scope of festivities is impossible to capture in one list, here are three family-friendly favorites sure to inspire Yuletide cheer:

Higgins boat

The month of November brings Veterans Day, when the WWII offers free admission to all. In addition to a number of fascinating film screenings, you may also have the opportunity to get to know our namesake: Andrew Higgins.

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As the Warehouse District’s newest luxury hotel, you would think that the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton would highlight the sparse, futuristic atmosphere contemporary hotels favor nowadays. 

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No visit to New Orleans is complete without a deep dive into the historic and picturesque neighborhood surrounding the Higgins Hotel.