national museum of the pacific war

Remembering Pearl Harbor at Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War

December 6, 2021 | By Sallie Lewis

Inside the Pearl Harbor Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, the sound of a submarine pings in the darkness.

From One Hometown Hero to Another: the Legacy of Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War

May 27, 2021 | By Sallie Lewis

On a warm afternoon in early May, Gen. Michael Hagee, CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, sits in his office in a historic house across the street from the National Museum of the Pacific War on Austin Street.

Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary: 4 Things to Check Out This Weekend

May 6, 2021 | By Amanda Ogle

Fredericksburg has a long history of attracting enterprising people looking for land and new opportunities. During the 1840s, thousands of Germans immigrated to Texas and, under an effort led by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, the town was founded on May 8, 1846, by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach.

National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg Recalls WW2 Internment of Japanese Americans With Day of Remembrance

February 19, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

The National Museum of the Pacific War will shed light on a troubling time in American history this Saturday with a Day of Remembrance to commemorate the stateside internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

A Renovation of the Admiral Nimitz Gallery Expands its Interpretation of Fredericksburg’s Hometown World War II Hero

February 18, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

The Nimitz Hotel building has occupied a prominent corner on Fredericksburg’s Main Street since its construction in 1852, first as a waystation for frontier travelers and then as a museum honoring a hometown hero of World War II.

A Key to Understanding

April 15, 2016 | By Clayton Maxwell

I know a museum has triumphed when I leave a bit stunned, new realizations having just taken hold.

War and Remembrance

July 16, 2015 | By Kathryn Jones

In a darkened room, veterans wearing World War II caps embroidered with command insignia peer down at a tabletop video screen.

National Museum of the Pacific War: Pacific Combat Living History Program

February 6, 2015 | By

With machine guns, tanks, explosives, and a flamethrower, Fredericksburg’s National Museum of the Pacific War extends its portrayal of World War II to the battlefield with the Pacific Combat Living History Program.

The National Museum of the Pacific War

June 22, 2010 | By Joe Sherfy

Most weekends of the year, crowds flock to Fredericksburg to enjoy the Hill Country ambiance, shop along historic Main Street, or savor impromptu wine tastings.

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price


Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.