National Museum of the Pacific War temporarily closes doors


The National Museum of the Pacific War has announced temporary closure of the museum to the public due to the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

“The health and safety of staff, volunteers, the local community and visitors are our highest priorities,” said Mike Hagee, CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation which operates NMPW. “Coupling this with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national, state and local health officials, we made the difficult decision to close the museum beginning Wednesday, March 18.”

Currently, the museum is planned to be closed through the end of March, and they are closely monitoring local, state and national advisories to inform their decision on an exact reopening date.

All public programming and events scheduled during this period have also been cancelled or postponed through April 30 in an effort to conform to accepted social distancing practices.

During this closure, NMPW will continue to share content via their website, social media and YouTube channel. The NMPW offers a collection of archives, as well as oral histories available online at