The Foundation



The Admiral Nimitz Foundation has supported a world-class military museum complex from humble beginnings on Fredericksburg’s Main Street since 1971.


In 1971, The Nimitz Foundation was created to provided additional development funding for the museum of the extraordinary Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, a native son of Fredericksburg who achieved greatness as commander of the Central Pacific Theater in World War II. We established the original Nimitz Museum in the former Nimitz Hotel. Since then, the Museum has evolved to become one of the most well-regarded military museum complexes in the nation.

Experience the human story of WWII in the Pacific Theater told through 55,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, over 900 artifacts, and audio/visual displays.

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