National WWII Museum reopens after Hurricane Ida with half-off admission for Louisiana residents

The National WWII Museum reopens to the public after Hurricane Ida on Monday, Sept. 13, museum officials announced.

Museum officials say power has been restored to the facility after the storm and campus cleanup is near completion. The museum will operate under regular business hours.

Photo courtesy: National WWII Museum

Each September, the National WWII Museum usually offers a “Louisiana Resident Discount Month.” The museum says it will continue the tradition of offering half-off admission to Louisiana residents this month and extend that promotion through the end of October. Visitors are encouraged to reserve their Museum tickets online in advance.

In addition, the museum says it will offer free admission to electrical employees, first-responders, National Guard and emergency personnel throughout September “as a symbol of gratitude.”

“The Museum is grateful to our dedicated staff who have kept the campus safe, protected our collection and exhibits and prepared the Museum to reopen safely and effectively,” the museum said in a statement. “Thanks also to all of the electrical crews, many of whom have traveled from across the country, to restore power to the City of New Orleans and surrounding region–a key driver of our recovery.”

Several dining options are also open inside the National WWII Museum and the neighboring Higgins Hotel:

  • Jeri Nims Soda Shop is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
  • Provisions marketplace is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
  • Rosie’s on the Roof is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Café Normandie is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for breakfast and lunch

COVID-19 protocols are still in place throughout the Museum, Hotel and its food and beverage outlets per City of New Orleans mandates. The National WWII Museum, located at 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans, opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.