PO Box 777, 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg Texas 78624
830-997-4379 Toll Free: 830-997-7269
Dedicated to the 2 million men and women who served with Adm. Chester W. Nimitz in the Pacific during World War II. Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg in 1885.
The Museum of the Pacific War is in the restored Steamboat Hotel, built by Nimitz's German grandfather in the 1850s. Exhibits and audiovisual displays chronicle the winning of the war in the Pacific and the admiral's life and career, including the 4 years leading up to his signing of the Instrument of Surrender that officially ended the war, Sept 2, 1945.
The Garden of Peace behind the hotel is s gift from the people of Japan. Beside the garden, the Memorial Wall honors men and women from all branches of the armed services who died in World War II. The History Walk of the Pacific, 2 blocks east contains airplanes, tanks, guns and other relics representing major battles from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay.
Other History nearby:
(Fredericksburg) Admiral Nimitz Museum State Historical
(San Marcos) Aquarena Springs
(San Marcos) Belvin Street Historic District
(Kerrville) Cowboy Artists of America Museum
(Aitkin) Depot Museum
(Burnet) Fort Croghan Museum
07/16 Coming to The Fredericksburg area
Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair Sabinal TX March22-24 The annual World Championship Wild Hog Catching Contest features a two-person team chasing a wild hog in a pen, capturing the hog, placing it in a burlap sack and crossing the finish line in the fastest time.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Cactus Pear Music Festival San Antonio TX July5-15 A classical music festival inspired by the cactus pear margarita.