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5th Grade
National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War


311 E Austin St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Nimitz served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (CinCPAC) and was soon afterward named commander-in-chief of the Pacific Ocean areas during World War II. The six-acre site includes the Admiral Nimitz Museum, which is housed in the old Nimitz Hotel and tells the story of Nimitz, beginning with his life as a young boy through his naval career and continuing with the evolution of the old hotel.


Through engaging exhibits and historical artifacts, the boys will delve into the life of Admiral Nimitz, gaining valuable insights into World War II history and honing critical thinking skills.


Exploring Admiral Nimitz’s journey from a young boy to a commander-in-chief, the boys will learn crucial leadership lessons, witnessing firsthand the decision-making and inspirational qualities that define Nimitz’s success.


By examining Admiral Nimitz’s commitment to ethical standards and moral courage, the boys will understand the importance of integrity, leaving with a deeper appreciation for honesty and ethical responsibility.


Through narratives and artifacts showcasing the camaraderie among servicemen in the Pacific Theater, the boys will grasp the significance of teamwork and mutual support, fostering an understanding of the enduring bonds formed in times of shared challenges.

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