Learn about the perseverance of the American spirit during World War II and remember the soldiers that fought for their country.
The National World War II Museum opened June 6, 2000 and was originally named D-Day Museum, until U.S. congress gave it its present title in 2003. Here, guests can discover through exhibits, shows and lectures the American experience during the war.
At the museum's Solomon Victory Theater, you can travel back in time via a high-tech, 4D film produced and narrated by Tom Hanks. “Beyond All Boundaries” encapsulates World War II in 35 minutes on a large wrap-around screen with special effects such as snow, wind, fog and shaking seats when tanks go into battle. Actors, including Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire, read from news accounts, diaries, and letters of soldiers and civilians from the war. After the total-sensory experience, head down the hall to the 1940s-themed American Sector Restaurant + Bar, featuring homey but imaginative dishes representative of World War II-era America.