"National Museum of the Pacific War" National Museum of the Pacific War Tip by Cinger55

We spent a morning going through this great museum on this past Memorial Day. When we purchased our tickets they told us the tickets would be good for a full 48 hours. Good thing, because a generous amount of time is needed, not only to view the exhibits, but also to fully understand the whys and wherefores. We highly recommend it, especially for anyone with any interest at all in WWII and the many battles fought in the Pacific Theater. However, everyone will gain a greater understanding from the information found here. Filled with actual artifacts, including recovered planes and a submarine, the photos and amount of information is overwhelming, but thorough. It is evident from the start that the planners of this museum sought to educate, as well as, remind the public of the importance of what happened in the Pacific. Beginning with the initial causes of the conflict between Japan and China, which really began after Napoleon was defeated and world trade with the East opened, then tracing WWII to it's inevitable conclusion of destruction and devastation caused by the atomic bomb, the viewer has an opportunity to grasp the breadth and width of this terrible war that impacted the whole world. The facts and background of the war are presented without bias, but also much respect and understanding - especially as regards the Japanese people and their determination and tenacity. Do not miss the Japanese Peace Garden. Four Stars.

Address: 311 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg, Tx
Directions: At the corner of Main and Highway 87.
Phone: 830-997-7269
Website: http://www.nimitz-museum.org

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  • Updated Jun 3, 2011
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