Folks in New Orleans know to be prepared for any type of weather in January; it can be cool and rainy or sunny and downright balmy. It’s wise to have a variety of activities planned during your next New Orleans Bed and Breakfast vacation, some indoors and some out of doors.
Don’t fret about cool, rainy, days, because New Orleans has several magnificent museums. One of the most unique is the National World War II Museum, which opened it’s doors on the anniversary of D-Day in 2000. There is nothing like this museum anywhere else in the country, or indeed the world.
The museum is undergoing a large expansion – when completed, the National World War II Museum will be three times larger than it was when it first opened. Already the museum has unique exhibitions, one of which details all 19 U.S amphibious operations that took place on June 6, 1944.
Two other exhibitions merit attention. One is the Pacific Theater exhibit, which includes a very moving film about the atomic bomb. Another is the Oral History exhibit, featuring audio stories from both civilians and soldiers.
The National World War II Museum describes both military and personal events through the use of artifacts, documents, audio stories, and never before seen film footage. The museum’s permanent exhibits are enhanced by a series of special exhibits.
The National World War II Museum is located on Magazine Street in the Central Business District, close to many Bed and Breakfasts New Orleans.