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Magazine Street side of the Soloman Theater

Front side of the National WWII Museum

Both Museum Buildings on Andrew Higgins Dr.

Soloman Victory Theater

Sign outside of the Soloman Theater regarding German Air Raid Shelter

German Air Raid Shelter

C-47 hanging from Ceiling

Sign explaining the Libery Bell at the Museum

The Libery Bell at the Museum

Sign explaining why the musuem is in New Orleans.

One of the Higgin's boats - the LCVP

A Jeep

Sign regarding the Jeep

How the Jeep got it's Name

Today we drove down to the warehouse district of New Orleans to visit the National WWII Museum. The museum is at the corner of Magazine and Camp Streets and comprises two buildings, the main WWII Museum and the Soloman Victory Theater. We spent close to 4 hours in the museum including a movie in the Soloman Theater; "Beyond All Boundaries". The main museum has 3 floors. The main floor has several vehicles and boats used in the war along with 3 aircraft hanging from the ceiling, one of which is a C-47. The second floor deals with the war in the Pacific and the third floor deals with the war in Europe, primarily D-Day. Unfortunately, we were not supposed to take pictures on the upper floors. If you get a chance to get to New Orleans, this museum is well worth the time to visit. Following the museum, we stopped in the French Quarter at the Cafe Du Monde to get a cafe au lait and beignets. It was a day well spent, other than the traffic.

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