Museum Complex

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Explore the 6-acre Museum Complex and immerse yourself in Pacific War history, American and Japanese culture of the time, and heartfelt tributes to the heroes of the Pacific Theater.


The Admiral Nimitz Gallery will be closed starting April 8, 2019, while we renovate the gallery space. The George H.W. Bush Gallery and Pacific Combat Zone remain open to the public. 



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. 

A young Chester W. Nimitz is seen here in this photo under the "N" in Nimitz Hotel



Today, fully restored to its original splendor, the iconic building houses exhibits on the life and career of Admiral Nimitz, the Cailloux Education Center, and the Admiral Nimitz Grand Ballroom and Mezzanine.  

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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