|Off to war|
The Museum sits on 6 acres & includes 3 museums. The complex includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Pacific Combat Zone, Plaza of Presidents, Memorial Courtyard, Japanese Garden of Peace, & the Nimitz Education and Research Center.
Admission includes all 3 museums & you can take your time & visit over the course of 48 hours. If we had known we would have planned to stay another day but we did as much as we could. Since I didn't have a need to read every single article I got through it in 2 hours. That was more than enough for me. Al did it in 3 hours but could have
|Rape of Nanking Exhibit|
After dropping me off at the motorhome he went back & visited the Admiral Nimitz Museum around the corner. I had enough of war museums so I stayed at the motorhome with the kids.
I did get to take a lot of photos & will try to relate what they are as best as I can remember.
The first exhibit & photo has narration talking about the great depression & how it effected people, families, banks, & the war.
There are a lot of exhibits I did not get photos of & most of them had so many parts to it I just captured a few photos to give you a general feel for the breadth of what this museum has to offer. Throughout the museum you will find restored World War II tanks, planes, submarines, etc. There are video
The photos I did take are posted in the order as I walked through the museum. Every area displayed is done in chronological order from the beginning of the Pacific wars till the end. I was never very good at history but while I knew about some of this there was obviously a big gap in what I missed. I guess I was out sick that day!
As an FYI, General Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg which is probably why these 3 museums are here. They even have a Nimitz hotel.
The fighter plane shown here is just one of many in the museum.
The Admiral's Launch is the last photo I took of the indoor exhibits.
The remaining photos were part of the outdoor exhibit.
One of many "big guns" displayed outside. I believe this one was listed as an anti-aircraft gun. It was taller than I am so I classify it as a very BIG GUN!
|Plaza of the Presidents|
Plaza of the Presidents is an impressive display honoring the ten consecutive Presidents that served during World War II. There are a total of 10 monuments placed in a semi-circle around the plaza. Each honoring a President.
Well my History teacher would have been proud. Mostly that I took the time to go through the museum but it was impressive. Perhaps not something a teenager would have understood or cared about but as an adult I have to admit it is impressive & I'm glad I finally to to visit it.