Awards and decorations of the Civil Air Patrol

Our Mission

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

  • The Museum

  • The History

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    The Expansion

Latest From Around The Museum

Events & Public Programs

The Victory Belles

The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s, serenading audiences at The National WWII Museum and across the globe.

Trending Topics

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    The 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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    Immediate Aftermath of World War II

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    WWII Medal of Honor Recipients

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    Hispanic and Latino Americans in World War II

Event Recaps

Oral History Profiles

“To The Best of My Ability”

Rising racial tensions on the west coast of the United States came to a head after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and a mandatory forced evacuation was carried out, sending Japanese Americans to incarceration camps. The event echoed for decades afterwards across multiple presidential administrations in the courts, politics, and minds of those wrongfully incarcerated.

Latest “Service on Celluloid” Podcasts

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    Stalag 17

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    Minisode To Flags of Our Fathers

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    Flags of Our Fathers

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    Minisode To Guadalcanal Diary

Timed tickets are required for admittance into the Museum galleries. To ensure your spot, we are asking that you purchase your tickets in advance.

The City of New Orleans has issued an indoor mask mandate. Visitors are required to wear a mask when inside the museum, regardless of vaccination status.