Museum of the Pacific – Fredericksburg, TX

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For decades, Fredericksburg, Texas has been a well known destination, in the Texas Hill Country, for shopping and antiques.  The general theme is old world German food and crafts.  The long main street has hundreds of shops.


We were joined on our short Fredericksburg visit by nearby locals, Nan and Dave.  Living in an RV and having no place to put new items, shopping wasn’t at the top of our list of things to do.

Fredericksburg is the birthplace of Admiral Chester W Nimitz and is, naturally, the location of the National Museum of the Pacific War and the Nimitz Museum.  The two museums share entry fees.  One entry fee allows two days to tour the facilities.


The displays are vast and include airplanes and a submarine.



They have a copy of the nuclear bomb Fat Man that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.


Pacific War Museum is quite large.  Allow yourselves most of the day to tour it.  We didn’t have time to tour the Nimitz museum, maybe next time.


Next up, detour to Lukenbach.

One Response to “Museum of the Pacific – Fredericksburg, TX”

  1. Thank you for visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War. Great photos! May we post a link to your blog entry on the Facebook page of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau for other potential tourists to see? We like to provide information on the first-hand experiences of our visitors as often as possible.

    We hope you had a great time. Please visit us again.


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