The National WWII Museum Offers Half-Price Admission to Louisiana Residents During the Month of September
Expanded discount program now includes rides on PT-305, Museum specialty tours
NEW ORLEANS (August 29, 2019) — The National WWII Museum is again showing its appreciation to local supporters by offering discounted admission to Louisiana residents during the month of September. For the fifth consecutive year, locals will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the premier tourist attractions in the world for only half the price. This year, locals will also receive half off exclusive Museum tours, as well as PT-305 rides and Close Quarters Tours of the vessel. These tours have limited availability, so guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets early.
As with past years, Louisiana residents will enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and galleries for a discounted price, including the institution’s newest exhibit Bayou to Battlefield: Higgins Industries during World War II. The permanent exhibition, which tells the remarkable story of WWII boatbuilder Andrew Jackson Higgins and his Higgins Industries workforce, features vivid detail through text panels, artifacts, a video presentation and an interactive oral history table. Bayou to Battlefield celebrates the large, diverse New Orleans workforce that built the more than 20,000 Higgins Boats (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) essential to the success of the Normandy invasion on D-Day, as well as all other major amphibious landings of the war.
The Museum’s myriad galleries now tell the complete story of America’s road to war and the fight to secure freedom overseas. Additional permanent exhibits include The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front, Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries, The Duchossois Family Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and the institution’s original exhibit The D-Day Invasion of Normandy.
Museum visitors will also have the opportunity to view the temporary, special exhibit In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur, which is only on display through October 20. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, In Memory of What I Cannot Say examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army at the onset of World War II. Guy de Montlaur, who suffered multiple wounds in combat that he carried for the rest of his life, channeled his wartime experiences into art, creating vivid abstract paintings until his death at age 58 in 1977.
In order to receive the September discount, residents must present a valid Louisiana driver’s license at the Museum’s ticket counter. For an additional $7, visitors can also choose to include “Beyond All Boundaries,” a 4D journey through World War II, or Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience with their admission. The discount — which is only available for walk-up purchases — also applies to group sales, but there is a limit of four admissions per guest. Other discounts cannot be used in combination with the promotion. To book a PT-305 experience or specialty tour, residents must call Specialty Sales at 504-528-1944 x 402.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today – so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards ranks the Museum No. 3 in the nation and No. 8 in the world. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.
Keith M. Darcey
Public Relations Manager
The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office: 504-528-1944 X 488
The National WWII Museum is ranked the #3 museum in the nation and #8 in the world by TripAdvisor users. Read visitor reviews at TripAdvisor.com.