Friday, January 1, 2021

WWII Museums in the United States & A Giveaway

by Cindy K. Stewart

From All of Us at HHHistory to All of You, Our Dear Readers,

Happy New Year 2021!


WWII Museums in the USA

There are many WWII museums and memorials to be found throughout the USA. I've included many of the major ones in this blog post. Be sure to check out the links to obtain detailed information and to determine if the museums are currently open for visitors.

The National WWII Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana

"Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as a top-ranking Best Place to Learn US Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life" (The National WWII Museum Website).


National Museum of the Pacific War - Fredericksburg, Texas

"Discover the human story of World War II in the Pacific in more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three galleries located on six acres in the heart of Fredericksburg, Texas. The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only museum in the continental U.S. solely dedicated to telling the story of WWII in the Pacific" (National Museum of the Pacific War Website).


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Washington, DC

The museum documents the Holocaust, "the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators" (USHMM website). Photos, artifacts, and testimonials give evidence to Holocaust events.


American Heritage Museum - Hudson, MA

WWII artifacts, including over 15 tanks, are displayed as a part of the museum's exhibitions. 

"At the American Heritage Museum you explore America’s conflicts, beginning with the Revolutionary War to today. You’ll discover, and interact with, our heritage through the History, the national effort developing new technologies of warfare, and the Human Impact of America’s fight to preserve the freedom we all hold dear" (American Heritage Museum Website).


National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force - Pooler, GA

Exhibits display aircraft flown by the Eighth Air Force, including a B-17 in the process of being restored. 

The mission of this museum is "to preserve for all Americans the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present" (National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Sir Force Website).


Florida's WWII Heritage Trail

"The Florida World War II Heritage Trail, a 72-page guidebook, includes color and archival photographs of Florida sites related to World War II, and biographical sketches of many men and women who played a significant role during the war. Produced by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources in association with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs World War II Memorial Project, Florida World War II Heritage Trail features more than 150 Florida World War II-related sites and military assets in 74 Florida cities from Pensacola to Key West" (Florida Division of Historical Resources Website).


On February 1st we'll take a look at some of the best WWII museums in France. 

Have you visited any of these museums shared today? Have you enjoyed visiting other WWII museums which are not included in today's blog?


Cindy Stewart, a high school social studies teacher, church pianist, and inspirational historical romance author, was a 2020 finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award of Excellence, placed second in the 2019 North Texas Romance Writers Great Expectations contest, semi-finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis contest, and won ACFW’s First Impressions contest in the historical category. Cindy is passionate about revealing God’s handiwork in history. She resides in North Georgia with her college sweetheart and husband of thirty-nine years. Their married daughter, son-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren live only an hour away. Cindy’s currently writing a fiction series set in WWII Europe.


**Giveaway: Leave a comment below by Sunday, 1/3, at 8:00 PM and earn a chance to win Lynn Austin's WWII novel If I Were You (your ychoice of paperback or e-book). Share this blog post on social media and earn an extra entry in the contest. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address and let me know if you've shared the post.


  1. My dad was very involved in the WWII aeronautical efforts. He was in the first graduating class of aeronautical engineers at the University of Minnesota. He and his friends were quickly snapped up by Boeing and sent to the West coast. At the tender age of 36, Daddy was given the job of redesigning the B24 bomber's gun turrets. He had 6 weeks to redesign them, get them fixed and back into the war. He was written up in a few magazines over it.

  2. This is the first time I've heard of these museums. Would love to visit them.
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  3. I have not visited these museums but hopefully in this new year our traveling can resume.
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  4. Thanks so much for a great list of museums. Don't enter me in the drawing :)

  5. Shared on twitter and pinterest. Welcome today. Thank you so much for all these wonderful places. My husband and son and daughter in law reenact for WW2. They are going to love these.
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  6. While I haven't had the opportunity to visit any of the museums featured in your post, I did spent a little less than a year volunteering at a small museum housed within the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg, WV after graduating from college. Called the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (ADBC) Museum, it has quite a few unique items from the Pacific theater. Working there was a humbling experience.
    I shared this post on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  7. Even though I lived in Florida and now Ga. I haven't visited any of these. I also posted this post on Facebook. moma3homeschool(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    1. Also, just lost a WWII Purple Heart in 2020 due to COVID. My Uncle Gene

  8. Thanks for posting. I have not visited any of these museums. bcrug(at)twc(dot)com

  9. And the winner is . . . Sarah! Sarah, please check for an e-mail from me.