World War 2 Museums, Memorials, Naval Exhibits- U.S.

 

The following map plots the locations of 132 U.S. museums and naval exhibits that are solely or significantly dedicated to World War II. Below the map is a listing of these museums and naval exhibits sorted by state. A listing of major World War II memorials located in the U.S. is here and a listing of resources dedicated to museums and memorials outside the U.S. is here.

 

 

World War II Related Museums - U.S.

 

ALABAMA

MICHIGAN

The Veterans Memorial Museum
Michigan Museum of Military Transport
  Yankee Air Museum

ARIZONA

 
390 Memorial Museum

MINNESOTA

Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum
Fort Snelling Military Museum  
Pima Air & Space Museum
 
Planes of Fame Air Museum

MISSISSIPPI

  Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum

CALIFORNIA

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
CAF - Southern California Wing WWII Aviation Museum
 
Estrella Warbirds Museum

MISSOURI

Ft. MacArthur Museum
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
March Field Air Museum
Military Police Corps Regimental Museum
Military Vehicle Technology Foundation
National Military Heritage Museum
Museum of the Forgotten Warriors
U.S. Army Chemical Corps Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum
 
Planes of Fame Air Museum

NEBRASKA

The California State Military Museum
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
U.S. Navy SeeBee Museum
 
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

COLORADO

The Wright Museum
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
 
 

NEW MEXICO

CONNECTICUT

War Eagles Air Museum 
Military Museum of Southern New England
 
New England Air Museum

NEW YORK

Submarine Force Library and Museum
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
  New York State Military Museum

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

USMA: West Point Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
 
U.S. Navy Museum

NORTH CAROLINA

National Air and Space Museum
82nd Airborne Division Museum
  The Airborne & Special Operations Museum

FLORIDA

 
Air Force Armament Museum

OHIO

Camp Blanding Museum
Motts Military Museum
Central Florida World War II Museum
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum
 
Fantasy of Flight

OKLAHOMA

Florida Holocaust Museum
45th Infantry Division Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum
USS Batfish & War Memorial Park & Museum
   

GEORGIA

OREGON

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
Tillamook Air Museum
Museum of Aviation
 
National Infantry Museum

PENNSYLVANIA

National Museum of the Army Reserve
Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend
St. Mary's Submarine Museum
Pennsylvania Military Museum
U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum
The Eldred World War II Museum
  The U.S. Army Heritage Museum

HAWAII

 
Tropical Lightning Museum

RHODE ISLAND

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
U.S. Naval War College Museum
   

IDAHO

SOUTH CAROLINA

Idaho Military History Museum
The Fort Jackson Museum
Warhawk Air Museum
 
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

ILLINOIS

South Dakota National Guard Museum
First Division Museum
 
Heritage In Flight Museum

TEXAS

Roberts Armory World War II Museum
1st Cavalry Division Museum
Russell Military Museum
4th Infantry Division Museum
  12th Armored Division Museum

INDIANA

American Airower Heritage Museum
Atterbury Bakalar Museum
Fort Sam Houston Museum
Indiana Military Museum
Military Museum of Texas
Museum of the Soldier
Museum of the American G.I.
National Military History Center
National Museum of the Pacific War
  National WASP World War II Museum

IOWA

Silent Wings Museum
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
Texas Military Forces Museum
  U.S. Army Medical Department Museum

KANSAS

 
Kansas Museum of Military History

VERMONT

Museum of the Kansas National Guard
Museum of Black WW II History
The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
 
 

VIRGINIA

KENTUCKY

AAF Tank Museum
Don F. Pratt Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
The George C. Marshall Museum
  U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

LOUISIANA

U.S. Army Transportation Museum
National World War II Museum
U.S. Army Women's Museum
The Jackson Barracks Military Museum
Virginia Holocaust Museum
  Virginia War Museum

MARYLAND

 
Fort George G. Meade Museum

WASHINGTON

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Naval Undersea Museum
U.S. Army Ordnance Museum
 
U.S. Naval Academy Museum

WISCONSIN

  "Fields of Honor" Military Veterans Museum

 

 

World War II Related Naval Exhibits - U.S.

 

ALABAMA

NEW JERSEY

USS ALABAMA Memorial Park
Battleship NEW JERSEY
  The New Jersey Naval Museum

CALIFORNIA

 
Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum

NEW YORK

SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN - National Liberty Ship Memorial
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
USS MIDWAY Museum
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
USS PAMPANITO Museum & Memorial
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA

HAWAII

Battleship North Carolina
Battleship MISSOURI Memorial
 
USS ARIZONA Memorial

OHIO

USS BOWFIN Submarine Museum & Park
USS COD Submarine Memorial
   

ILLINOIS

PENNSYLVANIA

U-505 Submarine - Museum of Science & Industry

Submarine BECUNA

   

LOUISIANA

SOUTH CAROLINA

USS KIDD Veterans Memorial
Patriots Point - USS YORKTOWN
   

MARYLAND

TEXAS

USS Torsk
Battleship TEXAS
  USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay

MASSACHUSETTS

 
Battleship Cove

VIRGINIA

  Hampton Roads Naval Museum

MICHIGAN

 
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
 
   

 

 

World War II Memorials - U.S.

 

CALIFORNIA

NEW YORK

West Coast American Memorial
East Coast Memorial
World War II National Submarine Memorial - West
 
 

TEXAS

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

USS Cavalla at Seawolf Park
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
 
Marine Corps War Memorial

VIRGINIA

U.S. Navy Memorial
Air Force Memorial
World War II Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
  MacArthur Memorial

HAWAII

The National D-Day Memorial
Honolulu Memorial
Virginia War Memorial
  Women in Military Service Memorial

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

World War II Museums - International

EverythingWorldWar2's listing of resources focused on World War II museums, memorials and places of interest located outside the U.S.

 

U.S. Submarine Memorials & Artifacts Locator File

A consolidated listing of U.S. submarine memorials and artifacts sites compiled by United States Submarine Veterans Inc. The purpose of providing information about United States submarine memorials & artifacts is to honor and remember the contributions of submarine veterans and their boats in protecting our nation's freedoms.