National Museum of the Pacific War
Backstory and Context
This museum is set up to tell the real life struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs of the soldiers who fought, and to show the future generation what all has happened for the price of their freedom. The mission began in 1968 with the original Nimitz museum in the restored Nimitz “Steamboat” hotel. This museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and offer multiple tours for different complex at the museum.
Since 1968, the museum has grown tremendously to a 6 acre 3 complex museum, and has gained a reputation as one of the best military museums in the nation. It has enlarged to accommodate the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of the Presidents, and the Japanese Garden of Peace. Two blocks east of the main campus, the museum offers a combat zone were scheduled reenactments of the combat and war take place. These reenactments allow you to be on the front line, walk beside a PT boat, and stand on deck when cannon is armed to be fired. They dint want to just tell you history, but want you to experience it as well.
This museum offers all types of tours for people of all ages, it offers school guide tours, for a good education purpose, and I would like to attend the living history tours, because you get to be in the history and see what type of struggle these men and women went through. The tours last about 4 hours and it is all hands on, not just listening to someone talk about how it happened. Self-guided tours are available to see all the aircrafts, pictures, and artifacts that have made it through the war period.