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The National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to our victory may never be forgotten.
Although the Second World War saw a great alliance of 26 nations stand against the Axis Powers, the war against Japan in the Pacific became primarily an American War. It was an event that proved Americas mettle, but changed it forever; and there was once a long list of names from the Pacific and East Asia that were indelibly etched in the consciousness of all Americans: Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Corregidor, Midway, Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, the Burma Road, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Arizona, Yorktown, Indianapolis, Arisan Maru, Enola Gay...
Originally named The Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed solely in the historic Nimitz Hotel, the National Museum of the Pacific War has grown into a dynamic, first-class experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all backgrounds. In addition to more than 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, the museum boasts an impressive display of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns and other large artifacts made famous during the Pacific War campaigns.
The George H. W. Bush Gallery is a state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot exhibition that speaks to visitors of every generation about the complex, difficult and ultimately inspiring story of America's war in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theaters during World War II. The Bush Gallery features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of historic photographs.
The Pacific Combat Zone, an outdoor exhibit area and living history venue completed in 2001, offers visitors a deeper understanding of the cruel struggle that took place between Allied and Japanese forces on the Islands of the Pacific.
To know the epic story of the Pacific War is to be humbled, and at the same time inspired and strengthened, by the magnitude of that generations sacrifice and triumph. The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. It was founded with the mission to honor the eight million Americans who served in the war against Japan and the more than 100,000 who gave their lives.
The Museum believes that the best way to honor them is to pass on the story of their labors, their sacrifices, and their triumphs to future generations.
For more information, visit their website.