National Museum of the Pacific War: Visit Fredericksburg TX
Originally named the Admiral Nimitz Museum and housed in the historic Nimitz Steamboat Hotel on Main Street in Fredericksburg, the National Museum of the Pacific War has grown into a six-acre campus with more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Today, the museum includes exhibits on the life and career of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who commanded U.S. and allied naval forces in the Pacific War, and who was born right here in Fredericksburg.
It also includes displays of Allied and Japanese aircraft, tanks, guns, other artifacts and, the most moving of all, the personal stories of our troops.
On scheduled weekends throughout the year, the Pacific Combat Zone is the site of a living history program. Re-enactors bring World War II to life by demonstrating the weapons and discussing the tactics and strategy that won the war.
The grounds also include a Memorial Courtyard, a Plaza of Presidents and a Japanese Garden of Peace.
All museum properties are accessible by wheelchair, and group tours and school groups are welcome. Tickets are good for 48 hours.
Come visit the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The Wall Street Journal said, A museum of this quality—and importance—needs to be seen...
For more information, visit our website at VisitFredericksburgTX.com.
Virtual Tour | National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, TX
This video gives you a brief overview of just some of what our Museum has to offer.
Find out more information about the museum at pacificwarmuseum.org
National Museum of the Pacific War - Fredericksburg, Texas
Visit to Museum in April 2014
National Museum of the Pacific War | Fredericksburg, TX
The National Museum of the Pacific War is a hidden gem in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It is the only museum in the nation dedicated entirely to the story of WWII in the Pacific.
National Museum of the Pacific War 03/11/2017 Reenactment
Living History reenactment at the National Museum of the Pacific War on 03/11/2017. This reenactment was conducted in Fredericksburg, Texas by about 40 volunteers from throughout the United States and 3 from Japan.
Information on being a living history volunteer can be found on the following link:
Veterans Day Ceremony at Nation Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg [HD]
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The National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, the birthplace of Admiral Nimitz.
The National Museum of the Pacific War
Fredericksburg landmark tells the story of World War II's Pacific theater.
National Museum Of the Pacific War
We Inspire Our Youth By Honoring Our Heroes.
This museum is dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Pacific Theater of WWII in order that the sacrifices of those who contributed to our victory may never be forgotten. We hope this online visit will make you wish to visit the museum in person.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR COMBAT ZONE 2
part 2 of 5 showing the combat zone from THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR in Fredericksburg Texas
Admiral Nimitz Museum Fredericksburg Texas
Motorcycle trip to the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg Texas
WWII Battlefield Reenactment Short Film | The Pacific War Museum
Directed by YouTube user Mark Bristol:
National Museum of the Pacific War
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Fleet Admiral Nimitz served as CinCPAC, Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet during World War II. The six acre site includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum which is housed in the old Nimitz Hotel and tells the story of Fleet Admiral Nimitz beginning with his life as a young boy through his naval career as well as the evolution of the old hotel (now museum) in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1964 (as the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, Inc.) to support a museum honoring Fredericksburg's native son, Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area.
The hotel owned by Nimitz's grandfather Charles Henry Nimitz was restored to its original design and renamed the Admiral Nimitz Museum by an act of the Texas legislature in 1969. The original intent was to focus only as a memorial to Admiral Chester Nimitz. In 2000, the complex was renamed National Museum of the Pacific War and is dedicated exclusively to the Pacific Theater battles of World War II.
The Pacific Combat Zone is a re-creation of a Pacific island battlefield, and includes a Quonset hut hospital, a PT boat and base, Japanese tank, palm trees, and machine gun placements. Re-enactments are held throughout the year. The Veterans' Walk of Honor and Memorial Wall can be found within the Memorial Courtyard.
On May 8, 1976, the 130th anniversary of the founding of Fredericksburg, the Japanese government gifted the museum with the Japanese Garden of Peace. The garden was designed by Taketora Saita as a replica of the private garden of Russo-Japanese War Admiral Heihachiro Togo (1848--1934), whom Admiral Nimitz personally admired and for whom he had previously helped to establish a war memorial.
Plaza of the Presidents on the Museum grounds
The outdoor Plaza of the Presidents was dedicated on September 2, 1995, the 50th anniversary of Admiral Nimitz' acceptance of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63). The plaza is a tribute to the ten United States Presidents who served during World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Commander in Chief), Harry S. Truman (Commander in Chief), Dwight D. Eisenhower (Army), John F. Kennedy (Navy), Lyndon B. Johnson (Navy), Richard Nixon (Navy), Gerald Ford (Navy), Jimmy Carter (Navy), Ronald Reagan (Army) and George H. W. Bush (Navy).
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR COMBAT ZONE 4
part 4 of 5 showing the combat zone from THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR in Fredericksburg Texas
National Museum of the Pacific War - Living History
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Pacific War Museum Fredericksburg, TX
Exploring Texas Hill Country | RV Road Trip
Texas Hill country is a bucolic, rumpled terrain marked by wooded canyons cut by spring-fed rivers. It's also laced with endless miles of appealing two-lane blacktop—and, best of all, it's quirky. One minute you'll see a vista of bluebonnets and the next a sign advertising Emu Oil, Next Exit or Cowboys for Christ Silent Auction.
The Hill Country begins just north of Austin, continues south to San Antonio, and sweeps west some 200 miles (322 kilometers) before the land begins to flatten out. Follow a route linking state and U.S. secondary highways, which lead to a series of colorful towns fit for dawdling.
These attractions form a loop starting in San Antonio and taking in Bandera, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Johnson City, and New Braunfels, before returning to San Antonio.
From San Antonio, follow Highway 16 northwest to Bandera, which considers itself the hell-raising Cowboy Capital of the World. Here you can order a chicken-fried steak bigger than your haid and dance to live country music. But nowadays you're apt to see travelers' SUVs parked in front of Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar saloon alongside the usual beat-up pickup trucks. The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera (510 13th St.; tel. 1 830 796 3864; frontiermuseum.org) has a bewildering collection of prehistoric arrowheads, mounted animals, bells, and a shrunken human head no bigger than an orange. Duck into the gift shop, which stocks those must-have rubber tomahawks. Also in Bandera is the Old Spanish Trail Restaurant (305 Main St.; tel. 1 830 796 3836), famous for its home-cooked pot roast, catfish platter, and chicken-fried steak.
Next stop is Kerrville, which you can reach by looping around on Highway 16 or cutting straight to it on 173. Stop for a meal at Billy Gene's Restaurant (1489 Junction Hwy.; tel. 1 830 895 7377; billygenesrestaurant), known for its chicken-fried steak and its views of the Guadalupe River. Then check in at the Inn of the Hills (1001 Junction Hwy.; tel. 1 830 895 5000; innofthehills.com), with such amenities as live country music and an Olympic-size pool. Next door is a family sports center with a 16-lane bowling alley, so pack your finest bowling shirts.
Among the first non-natives to settle the area were German immigrants who'd purchased millions of acres sight unseen. Old-timers still refer to the German Hill Country, where the mother tongue was commonly spoken until the 1970s. One town that clings to its German heritage is Fredericksburg. Besides its more than 300 B&Bs, it has a Main Street lined with galleries, boutiques, bistros, and specialty shops with names like Der Küchen Laden.
Follow the oompah music to the Ausländer Biergarten (323 E. Main St.; tel. 1 830 997 7714) featuring German cuisine and an astounding selection of beers. Order a frosty mug of Paulaner Salvator and feast on kasseler rippchen—smoked pork chops—with hot German potato salad, sauerkraut, and a slice of Black Forest chocolate cake for dessert.
Fredericksburg native son Chester Nimitz served as commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet during World War II. Honoring his memory are the Admiral Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War (340 E. Main St.; tel. 1 830 997 4379; nimitz-museum.org), displaying over a thousand artifacts, including a Japanese midget submarine captured during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Detour 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Fredericksburg to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, whose centerpiece is a 425-foot (130-meter)-tall dome-shaped mountain of pink granite about a billion years old. Hike to the top, then overnight in pleasant campgrounds at the base (tel. 1 830 685 3636; tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock).
A few miles away in Johnson City, the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center (Ave. G and Ladybird Ln.; 1 830 868 7128; nps.gov/lyjo) offers a self-paced stroll past video monitors with footage of the War on Poverty, Vietnam, and other events of Johnson's life. Most surprising is a retirement photo of him with long hair, looking a little like Timothy Leary without the beads.
Cap off your drive with an inner tube trip down the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, both of which run through New Braunfels, making it a haven for paddlers and floaters. On either stream, the warm sunshine filtering through the oaks and cypresses overhead creates a soothing strobe effect as you glide downstream. Just kick back, shift your mind into neutral, and go with the flow. That's the best way to see the Texas Hill Country.
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Fredericksburg, Texas - Pacific Combat Living History Re-enactment
This was taken on July 3rd, 2011 at The National Museum of The Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was choreographed so well and to see and hear it vs. just watching on T.V. is indescribable. 100% recommend anyone to go see and make a donation to keep history alive! They do these year round.
Pacific War Memorial Fredericksburg,TX
Did a quick video on our 3 hour tour of the Pacific War Memorial in Fredericksburg TX. Enjoy!
Created on April 30, 2011 using FlipShare.