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New Orleans World War Two Museum
The New Orleans World War Two Museum was one of the very first road trip stops I made in my adult life. This road trip, and all road trips prior to this one, during my adulthood were not vacation trips. They were trips that were necessary in order to achieve some other task, like moving or child visitation. This particular trip to New Orleans was with my mom and my son. The purpose was to meet my ex husband halfway in order to allow my son to go spend the summer with him.
While not the first necessary road trip, it was the first time I planned a few road trip stops for the sole purpose of having some fun while travelling. I had not discovered Roadtrippers yet. So I didn’t really have any knowledge of what was available for stops. My son is a history buff and both of his parents are military veterans. So the New Orleans World War Two Museum was an absolute must for us to visit.
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National WWII Museum Store
Across the street from the museum was the store that had all of the souvenirs and period items available for purchase. My son and his grandma enjoyed trying on various hats and accessories from the World War II era.
We spent a lot of time in this little shop. It was fascinating looking at all of the items available for purchase as well as the items on display to represent that period of time. Naturally, I purchased a few items for my son to remember this trip by. Why not spoil the lil guy a bit before he spends the summer with his daddy?
Before we left for our road trip to New Orleans, my former father-in-law requested that we not take my son to the New Orleans World War Two Museum as that was something he was wanting to do with him during their visitation. Both my son, and his grandfather, are history buffs so they have that in common.
So, unfortunately, we didn’t go into the actual museum. We spent a good hour or so in the shop before my son’s dad picked him up for the summer. And I respected his father’s wishes and allowed them to experience that museum together. But based on the reviews I’ve seen on the museum, it’s an absolute must for history buffs. If you’re still undecided, you can read the reviews and see some pictures on the Roadtrippers Trip Planner.
About the New Orleans World War Two Museum
The museum is located at 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
If you need to call ahead, which is recommended during this time of Covid 19, their phone number is (504) 528-1944.
The hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
They do accept credit cards, it is wheelchair accessible, and there are public restrooms. However, there is no wifi available.
The museum comes highly recommended and most people spend the better part of a day there. It is definitely not recommended to try and rush through in a few short hours, there is just too much to see.
Many parts of the museum are interactive for the younger generations, however, there are also a lot of videos to tell the history. The main complaint I’ve seen about the museum is that it can get pretty crowded with people watching the videos and such. So if we’re still in pandemic mode, make sure you call ahead to ensure you’ll be able to get in without getting crowded out.
In Summary, I would rate the New Orleans World War Two Museum a 10 out of 10. It is a great stop, especially for history buffs or military enthusiasts. Plan it to be an all day visit and don’t worry about food or drinks while you’re there. The soda shop will satisfy those needs.
We didn’t get a chance to go to the museum when I picked up my son in July. But he totally raved about how cool the museum was. You can see in this picture, he’s happy to visit it!
We’ll definitely be going back to this museum if we find ourselves back in NOLA on a road trip. Have you been there? I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Please drop a few lines in the comments box below and let me know how your visit went.
In the meantime, safe travels!
Written by Kris M.
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