Writing The War

In The Footsteps of WWII Correspondents

Visit Ernest Hemingway’s Paris and Ernie Pyle’s “Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish” on Omaha Beach with The National WWII Museum’s new tour, retracing the footsteps of the war’s most legendary chroniclers. Guided by best-selling author Donald L. Miller and the words of Hemingway, Pyle, and others, travelers will relive some of World War II’s most significant battles while also visiting some of the world’s most history-rich settings.

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Normandy & the Seine River

From the D-Day Beaches to the Liberation of Paris

This tour combines the best of The National WWII Museum's flagship Normandy program with illustrious historians and luxury accommodations. Guests will first enjoy a world-class château stay while touring the Normandy region, then board the brand-new, exclusively charted Joie de Vivre, for an immersive voyage on the Seine River, en route to Paris. Museum guides will plot a path rich with WWII locations and lesser-known sites available exclusively to the Museum’s travel program. Along the way, meet veterans of the French Resistance, hear from top-rated battlefield guides, and appreciate the beauty, culture, and history of a region that has played a critical role in world history.

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D-Day Tour—The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France

Fall in with the Allies on a Tour of the Normandy Front

The National WWII Museum's most popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary to America's most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy at an incredible price, this unforgettable tour offers great value and features top guides, upscale accommodations in prime locations, comprehensive dining, and exclusive access to sites unseen on other programs.

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Pearl Harbor Symposium and Tour

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Exactly 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, The National WWII Museum returns to the sites that defined “a date which will live in infamy.” Highlights include an exclusive four-part symposium discussing the events leading up to that fateful day, followed by important historic sites, a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks, and a private, catered dinner on the deck of the USS Missouri. Throughout the trip, lectures by esteemed historians from The National WWII Museum, Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU), and other local authorities on Hawaiian and Asia-Pacific history give depth to site visits, and authentic Polynesian experiences offer rich cultural context in an exquisite oceanfront setting.

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Easy Company Tour: England to the Eagle's Nest

Following the Easy Company

In 1992, Museum founder and award-winning author Stephen E. Ambrose published the New York Times bestseller Band of Brothers — which became not only a successful HBO miniseries, but also a cultural phenomenon that continues today. Join staff from America's official WWII museum and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe. This exclusive travel opportunity includes tour stops and special guests not featured anywhere else.

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Student Travel

From New Orleans to the Beaches of Normandy

The National WWII Museum Tours offers three distinct travel programs for high school and college students. Student Leadership Academy offers hands-on, behind-the-scenes learning at America’s WWII museum. Normandy Academy takes students from our New Orleans campus to the beaches of Normandy. Each program includes the option to earn college credit while exploring leadership and decision-making during World War II.

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Behind the Lines

The Best Way to See the Museum

Step inside the Museum vault and climb into a Sherman tank—it’s all part of Behind the Lines, the exclusive VIP tour of The National WWII Museum. During five hours of behind-the-scenes experiences, guests will handle rarely seen artifacts alongside historians and attend a curator's luncheon with the specialists who design Museum exhibits and programming. A second-day ticket is included, allowing tour members to explore every facet of the Museum's public space at their leisure.

Offered only on Fridays and Saturdays and limited to just 10 guests.

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Soldiers & Spies Tour


The National WWII Museum embarks on a unique seven-day, six-night tour of France, visiting sites from Alex Kershaw's New York Times bestsellers—Avenue of Spies and The Bedford Boys—with the author himself serving as lead historian. Guests get an up-close experience at the beaches of Normandy and in the streets of Paris, hearing the stories of espionage, sacrifice, heroism, and tragedy along the way.

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The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Germany

Deluxe Tour of Germany and Poland Featuring Historian Alexandra Richie

Featuring noted historian Dr. Alexandra Richie, The National WWII Museum's exclusive 12-day trip explores Germany and Poland through the lens of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Led by Dr. Richie—one of the world's foremost experts on World War II in Europe—the tour will visit Berlin's Olympic Stadium and Reichstag; sites of the Third Reich's exploits and atrocities across Europe at Auschwitz, Wannsee, and Warsaw; as well as stunning cathedrals and Teutonic castles. With full-time guides and historians to add depth and context to every stop and special guests with firsthand recollections of the war years, travelers will have access to a uniquely immersive historical view of Germany and Poland as they travel in comfort to some of Europe's most extraordinary sites.

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