World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial is a memorial of national importance devoted to Americans who served in the armed forces and civilians for the duration of World War II. It consist of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches bordering a plaza and fountain.

Memorial opened on April 29, 2004, devoted by President George W. Bush on May 29. The memorial administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. As of 2009, It receives more than 4.4 million people at the memorial each year.

Freedom Wall

The Freedom Wall is on the west side with a perspective of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial behind it. The wall has 4,048 gold stars, each addressing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message “Here we mark the price of freedom”

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How to reach ?

From Baton Rouge : Take I-10 East. At the I-10/ 610 split, bear right to stay on I-10 East. Continue onto US-90 Business West. Take the Carondelet Street exit. At the base of the exit ramp, turn left onto St. Charles Avenue and continue under the bridge, towards the Lee Circle traffic circle. Take the first right off the roundabout onto Andrew Higgins Drive. You will see The National WWII Museum in front of you. Turn left onto Camp Street and take the first right onto St. Joseph Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. The main entrance is at 945 Magazine Street. See information on parking below.

From Biloxi/Gulfport : Take I-10 West towards New Orleans. Exit US 90 Business West on the left towards Westbank/Claiborne Avenue. Merge onto US 90 Business West. Take the Carondelet Street exit towards St. Charles Avenue. Turn left onto Carondelet Street and take the first right onto Howard Avenue. At the Lee Circle traffic circle, take the second right onto Andrew Higgins Drive. You will see The National WWII Museum in front of you. Turn left onto Camp Street and take the first right onto St. Joseph Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. The main entrance is at 945 Magazine Street. See information on parking below.

From Hammond : Follow I-55 South to I-10 East. At the I-10/ 610 split, bear right to stay on I-10 East. Continue onto US-90 Business West. Take the Carondelet Street exit. At the base of the exit ramp, turn left onto St. Charles Avenue and continue under the bridge, towards the Lee Circle traffic circle. Take the first right off the roundabout onto Andrew Higgins Drive. You will see The National WWII Museum in front of you. Turn left onto Camp Street and take the first right onto St. Joseph Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. The main entrance is at 945 Magazine Street. See information on parking below.

From the Northshore : Take US-190 East to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Merge onto I-10 east. At the I-10/ 610 split, bear right to stay on I-10 East. Continue onto US-90 Business West. Take the Carondelet Street exit towards St. Charles Avenue. Turn left onto Carondelet Street and take the first right onto Howard Avenue. At the Lee Circle traffic circle, take the second right to Andrew Higgins Drive. You will see The National WWII Museum in front of you. Turn left onto Camp Street and take the first right onto St. Joseph Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. The main entrance is at 945 Magazine Street. See information on parking below.

From the Westbank : Take US-90 Business East to the Crescent City Connection Bridge. Cross the bridge and get in the right lane. Take the Camp Street exit. At the base of the Camp Street exit ramp, you will see The National WWII Museum in front of you. Continue on Camp Street past the Museum and take a right on St. Joseph Street. Turn right onto Magazine Street. The main entrance is at 945 Magazine Street. See information on parking below.

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Parking

Parking rates are:
7 hours – $10.00
12 hours – $15.00
24 hours – $40.00

Additionally, there are several other paid parking lots in the neighborhood not owned by the Museum.

World War II Memorial Timings

Museum Exhibits and Museum Store
Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Beyond All Boundaries at The Solomon Victory Theater
A 4D experience narrated by Tom Hanks
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Showtimes on the hour

Final Mission: USS Tang Experience
An interactive look at the final voyage of most successful submarine in World War II
Sunday–Thursday: 9:35 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 9:35 a.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Showtimes at 15, 35, and 55 after the hour

The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
Open daily
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily
Dinner Sunday–Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Thursday–Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Soda Shop
Open daily: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

National World War II Memorial, Washington,

World War II Memorial Tickets

For Museum
Adults: $24.00
Senior (65+): $20.50
Students: $14.50
Military with ID: $14.50
WWII Veterans: Free

For Museum + Beyond All Boundaries or Final Mission
Adults: $29.00
Senior (65+): $25.50
Students: $14.50
Military with ID: $19.50
WWII Veterans: Free

Museum Exhibits, Beyond All Boundaries and Final Mission online tickets

BB’s Stage Door Canteen online booking

American Sector Events online tickets

World War II Memorial Location

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-528-1944
Fax Number: 504-527-6088
Website: www.nationalww2museum.org

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