National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E. Main St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
United States
(830) 997-8600 (Main Phone)
This is the flagship of the Museum Complex, where the original Pacific War Museum was located before our facilities expanded to include three museums on a 6-acre campus. A landmark in Fredericksburg since the late 1800's, the building was the old Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, owned and operated by Admiral Nimitz's grandfather Charles Henry Nimitz Sr. and is where Chester W. Nimitz spent his early childhood. Change is coming.


The Gallery exhibitions vividly convey the shock and destruction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941… “a date which will live in infamy.” The displays provide what we call high impact experiences, and central to the experience is a spectacular artifact — the HA-19, one of five Japanese two-man subs that took part in the attack.

Within the Gallery we tell the story of the Pacific War through media-rich presentations, meaningful testimonials and historically significant artifacts. We make it clear that the Pacific Theater was not a sideshow to the war in Europe, but a conflict that affected the course of world history. Go island to island with the brave marines and Army as they fight their way to ensure America's freedom. Sail with the U.S Navy Pacific Fleet as they battle for the seas of the pacific.
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