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National Museum of the Pacific War – Virtual Tour

National Museum of the Pacific War - Virtual Tour

National Museum of the Pacific War – Virtual Tour

The National Museum of the Pacific War is located at the boyhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Nimitz was Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas during World War II.

The six-acre site includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum, which tells the story of Nimitz beginning with his life as a young boy through his naval career.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1964 to develop a museum in Nimitz’s birthplace, Fredericksburg, Texas.

The hotel that was owned by Nimitz’s grandfather was restored to its original design and renamed the Admiral Nimitz Museum by an act of the Texas legislature in 1968.

In 1976, the 130th anniversary of the founding of Fredericksburg, the Japanese government gifted the museum a Japanese Garden of Peace.

The outdoor “Plaza of the Presidents” was dedicated in 1995, as a tribute to the ten United States Presidents who served during World War II:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (Commander in Chief)
  • Harry S Truman (Commander in Chief)
  • General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower (Army)
  • John F. Kennedy (Navy)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (Navy)
  • Richard Nixon (Navy)
  • Gerald Ford (Navy)
  • Jimmy Carter (Navy)
  • Ronald Reagan (Army)
  • George H. W. Bush (Navy)

In 2000, the complex was renamed Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site – National Museum of the Pacific War and was dedicated to the Pacific Theater battles of World War II.

National Museum of the Pacific War - Virtual Tour

Plaza of the Presidents, commemorating all the US presidents who served during World War II

Highlights of the National Museum of the Pacific War

  • The conning tower and foc’sle of USS Pintado (SS-387)
  • A re-creation of a Pacific island battlefield that includes a Quonset Hut, a PT boat, and base
  • A Japanese tank and machine gun placements
  • Veterans’ Walk of Honor and Memorial Wall in the Memorial Courtyard
  • An I.J.N. Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine which participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor
  • A Japanese Kawanishi N1K “Rex” floatplane
  • An American North American B-25 Mitchell
  • PT boat PT-309

National Museum of the Pacific War - Virtual Tour

“Fat Man” – the codename for the nuclear bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki in 1945

National Museum of the Pacific War

  • Museum:              National Museum of the Pacific War
  • City:                      Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Country:               United States
  • Established:         1969
  • Type:                     Military and War Museums
  • Category:             National Museum of the United States 
  • Location:              340 East Austin Street, Fredericksburg, Texas, United States

National Museum of the Pacific War - Virtual Tour

Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA

National Museum of the Pacific War Map

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

National Museum of the Pacific War – 360 views

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National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

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National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

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“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.”
– Chester W. Nimitz

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Photo Credit: Gillfoto from Juneau, Alaska, United States / CC BY-SA (reativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0); Ed Uthman, Houston, Texas, USA / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0); Ed Uthman from Houston, TX, USA / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Ernest Mettendorf / Public domain

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