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Louisiana Residents Offered Half-Priced Admission to The National WWII Museum This July

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NEW ORLEANS – Throughout July 2024, The National WWII Museum is offering half-priced general admission to Louisiana residents — the perfect opportunity for local visitors to beat the summer heat and see what’s new or discover this world-renowned institution for the first time. Ranked as the top attraction in New Orleans by Tripadvisor and among National Geographic’s Best of the World cultural destinations, the museum is a must-see for history lovers of all ages and backgrounds, bringing history to life through immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and personal accounts.

July is also the final month to see the museum’s groundbreaking special exhibition, Our War Too: Women in Service, which honors the nearly 350,000 American women who answered the call to serve their country during World War II. On display through July 21 in the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall, this exhibit recognizes servicewomen’s wartime efforts and celebrates their accomplishments, the impacts of which extend into the present day. Our War Too is presented by the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation with additional support from Don and Sharon Jones.

In addition to the special exhibit, the museum offers several new ways to explore the American experience in the war that changed the world, right in your backyard. Opened in November 2023, Liberation Pavilion is a powerful addition to the museum experience exploring the end of World War II, the Holocaust, the postwar years, and how the war continues to impact our lives today. In March, the museum opened the newly renovated Malcolm S. Forbes Rare and Iconic Artifacts Gallery, which highlights more than 50 artifacts from the museum’s vast collection — both uncommon and seemingly ordinary — that are symbolic of the WWII era. At the heart of the Forbes Gallery is Voices from the Front, a new interactive experience that helps visitors connect with more than a dozen members of the WWII generation in a high-tech yet personal way. Cutting-edge technology facilitates conversations between museumgoers and veterans, Home Front workers, and other witnesses to the war — even after they are no longer with us to share their firsthand stories.

In order to receive the Louisiana Residents Month discount, visitors must present a valid Louisiana state ID at the museum’s ticketing counter July 1–31. For an additional fee, visitors can also choose to include Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D journey through World War II, and the new Freedom Theater experience. The 50 percent discount is limited to four admissions per ID. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets onlineGuided tours of The Arsenal of Democracy exhibit, Campaigns of Courage, and Liberation Pavilion are also available at a discounted rate of $20 throughout the summer.

Louisiana residents can make the most of their staycations at The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center, the official hotel of The National WWII Museum. Located in the heart of the Arts & Warehouse District, The Higgins Hotel is an extension of the museum experience replete with era-inspired guest rooms and suites, exceptional dining, and state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces. Discounted rooms for Louisiana residents are available throughout the summer, with rates as low as $125 per night (blackout dates apply).
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