The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg Texas and is a site that any military or history buff needs to visit.
We have visited several times now and are still amazed each time we go.
The museum includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George H.W. Bush Gallery, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Courtyard, Plaza of Presidents, and Pacific Combat Zone.
The main museum is 33,000 sqft and houses over 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts, and hundreds of photographs. Two blocks east of the main museum is the Pacific Combat Zone for guided tours of macro-artifacts and regularly scheduled combat re-enactments.
Admission also includes entry into the Admiral Nimitz Museum, where the original Pacific War Museum was located. A landmark in Fredericksburg since the late 1800’s, the building was the old Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, owned and operated by Admiral Nimitz’s grandfather Charles Henry Nimitz Sr. and is where Chester W. Nimitz spent his early childhood.
Definitely a must visit! Even if you are not a military or history buff, you can’t help being amazed when you walk in.
The museum is located in Fredericksburg, Texas about 2 hours from Fort Hood. I would suggest leaving early in the morning and making a day of Fredericksburg!
311 E Austin St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624