The National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum is not only expansive in size but in knowledge and history as well. Located in the Central Business District at the corner of Andrew Higgins Blvd and Magazine St. this museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States in WWII and in particular the Battle of Normady. Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, it was designated by Congress in 2003 as ‘America’s National World War II Museum” and continues to have an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute.
The National World War II Museum opened June 6, 2000 on the 56th anniversary of D-Day. Featuring numerous permanent exhibits such as the D-Day beaches, Pacific D-Days galleries, and Planning for D-Day the museum also features special exhibits and displays on the second floor. The third floor consists of a viewing deck for hanging aircraft. The US Freedom Pavillion: The Boeing Center I sthe newest and largest building on the museum’s campus. A collection within the pavilion displays various aircraft to include the B-25J bomber, TBF Avenger and P-51D Mustang.
With all the history on display, an interactive submarine experience, and an award-winning 4-D film, visitors need at least a half day to a full day to see all the amazing things the museum has to offer. For more information, visiting exhibits, tickets and hours visit the National World War II Museum website.