Explore the fascinating history of the Pacific theaters of World War II at the new Road to Tokyo galleries at the National WWII Museum in downtown New Orleans
Through detailed video and audio narration, The National World War II Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, Road to Tokyo, (opening Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015) brilliantly revisits the Allied Forces’ difficult and harrowing journey into Asia and the Pacific. Important artifacts, interactive storytelling, and a meticulous set design truly transport the visitor into the Asia-Pacific theater, where the allies fought a new enemy in unknown parts of the world.
The road to Tokyo is a complicated story to tell, and there’s no better place to learn about it than at The National World War II Museum.
What began at Pearl Harbor led forces to Tokyo Bay by way of New Guinea and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, the islands of the Pacific, China, India, and Alaska, finally ending with the culmination of the war after nuclear bombs were dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s a complicated story to tell, and there’s no better place to learn about it than at The National World War II Museum.
The new exhibit is immersive for the senses with ten detailed galleries that put you seemingly in the middle of the action — helming a Navy battleship, or embedded deep in the jungle at Guadalcanal — and tell the stories of those who fought and sacrificed so much while completely unprepared for the enemies and challenges that lay ahead. It’s more than a cut-and-dry version of history, and by the end of the exhibit, you’ll feel a deeper connection to those of the greatest generation who sacrificed so much so that the world could be at peace.