- Entrance ticket to New Orleans’ National WWII Museum
- Browse fascinating information displays and see artifacts such as diaries and letters
- Visit the museum’s Solomon Victory Theater to see the 4D movie Beyond all Boundaries
- Step aboard a replica of USS Tang for an interactive tour of the formidable submarine
- See poignant memorials and information displays about the fallen American soldiers of WWII
What You Can Expect
After heading through the entranceway, step aboard a mini-train and travel to the museum’s main war exhibitions, just as WWII soldiers would have caught a train as they went to war. The building is arranged into different collections, with each showcasing a range of artifacts from WWII. Read the information stands as you walk around, and browse uniforms worn by the troops as well as medals, weaponry, diaries, letters, original black-and-white photos and more.
The museum also boasts interactive discovery zones and a movie theater that bring war stories to life. Head inside Solomon Victory Theater to see the animated 4D Beyond all Boundaries, a movie narrated and produced by Tom Hanks that documents life in the trenches and on the Home Front, from a selection of first-hand accounts.
Your entrance ticket also includes an interactive experience at the museums’ US Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center, called ‘Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience.’ Taking place on board a replica of USS Tang, one of the most successful WWII submarines, the experience involves you joining a patrol and being enlisted with wartime tasks to help you navigate the ship’s final battle. It’s a thrilling insight into the story of Tang’s final mission when her crew were involved in risky engagement with the Japanese.
How long you spend inside the museum is up to you! If you are hungry or simply want a break from exploring the exhibits, visit the on-site American Sector Restaurant or the Soda Shop. Food and drinks are at your own expense.
This tour was very intense and emotional. The exhibits were informative. I think the men an women who served at very stressful time and we should all study this history so that the same thing will never happen again.
The exhibit was wonderful and the all inclusive ticket provided (finally) was well worth it. However, the rude staff together with the long lines and poor info almost made us leave BEFORE we got in! We book this tour from our hotel and actually had to call VIATOR to complete the booking as there were some computer issues. I specifically asked my VIATOR rep if I needed to print the ticket and he said no-- as long as the code was on my smart phone we would gain admittance. NOT! The staff at the museum insisted on a hard copy and when I asked THEM to print it out or to look it up on the VIATOR website, They refused insisting that I print it out! (this after waiting for almost 30 minutes on line -- leaving my husband on one line while I finally found the WILL CALL line which was much shorter) BTW You should tell your customers to go straight to the WILL CALL line RATHER than the regular (usually much longer line. I asked the "supervisor" of the ticket office to call VIATOR to confirm payment and our entitlement of benefits but she refused to do that too ( rudely - I might add) Finally even though we were at an impass - they gave us our tickets and off we went. The lines for each exhibit were horrific but this was due to the record breaking crowds. The weather was rainy and it was the only "indoor" activity in the area. BUT the 40 minute movie narrated by TOM HANKS was terrific and well worth the extra ticket fee which was included in the VIATOR full ticket. We spend hours at the museum and due to the crowds didn't see everything. We were very grateful that because of the record breaking crowds the museum actually remained open an extra hour to attempt to accommodate everybody. I would definitely recommend this museum PROVIDED that better communication between VIATOR , the museum and the clients occurs with respect to how to gain admission. The rating is not for the quality of the museum as much as it is for the poor customer relations and crowd control