Museum History

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A HISTORY-MAKING MUSEUM

We are the only institution in the U.S dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II.


BEGINNINGS

Our mission is to honor the eight million Americans who served in the war against Japan and the more than 100,000 who gave their lives. We believe that the best way to honor them is to truthfully and respectfully tell the story of their struggles, their sacrifices, and their triumphs, so future generations may learn the price of freedom. The mission began in 1968 with the establishment of the original Nimitz Museum in the restored Nimitz “Steamboat” Hotel.


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