The National Museum of the Pacific War or the “Nimitz Museum” honors the millions of Americans who met and defeated the greatest threat to freedom and democracy of the 20th Century. It is the most comprehensive and engaging Museum dedicated to the Pacific War ever created. Spread across more than 6 acres, the complex has more than 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space including modern, interactive exhibits, state‐of‐the‐art media, and an extraordinary array of unique artifacts in addition to the outdoor exhibits that also line the campus.
The Museum is located in Fredericksburg, TX, because it is the hometown of Chester Nimitz. Nimitz left the Texas Hill Country for the US Naval Academy in 1901, and later rose to become the Commander‐in‐Chief of the Pacific during World War II. The complex is comprised of seven main components explained below.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM. It is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Individual admission prices and rates for group tours may be found on the Museum’s website: pacificwarmuseum.org.