The National WWII Museum


The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world-why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today-so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

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Category: Education
Parish: Orleans
Since 2010, the Museum has welcomed more than 13,000 WWII veterans to its campus, free of charge, as part of the $10 for Them campaign. Thanks to tremendously generous donors like you, WWII veterans will always receive free admission to America's National WWII Museum, which honors their dedication and sacrifice during the war that changed the world.

In addition to funding free admission, proceeds from this campaign provide the vital resources needed to continue telling and preserving the WWII generation's stories forever. The Museum's collections now include more than 9,400 personal accounts from WWII veterans, and it is imperative to our mission to continue gathering these stories while we still have veterans alive to share them.

Each day, 362 WWII veterans-their memories, their stories-pass away. We want to make sure their sacrifices and efforts are remembered for future generations. So please, help us honor them and give $10 or more today so we can keep their stories alive.
"So proud to have this in my home town. So grateful to all of the men and women who serve and have served. Thank you to all who have made the WWII Museum possible for us to observe what our service men went through." - Penelope D.

"This museum captures the best of the US and its citizens. I am a Charter Member so I have visited every year since it opened. It seems that every year there is something new to see so I never get tired of going. I tell people this is the one attraction in New Orleans that should not be missed."
-Pat W.

"I feel like I learned more about WWII in 1 day than I would have in a full semester of a college history class."
-Mark S.

"I visited this marvelous place with a group of veterans. I wanted to honor my dad who served in the Navy in WWII plus I am a Marine Vietnam Vet. The exhibits, staff, films, and activities were top notch. Some brought tears to my eyes."
-Mike B.