About the Foundation

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501 (c)(3) to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum honoring Fredericksburg’s native son and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area.

Since then, the Foundation’s efforts have built a well-established and respected institution, which annually welcomes more than 100,000 visitors, including about 15,000 middle and high school students from across the state.

The Foundation’s Vision

Honor Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who served in and supported WW-II Asiatic-Pacific Theater Operations by educating and inspiring future generations. 

The Foundation’s Mission

Operate and support the State-owned Museum experience through its extensive collection, to educate and inspire present and future generations about WW-II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the relevance of its lessons.   

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