MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR AND FREDERICKSBURG, TX
Friday, May 17 / 0900-1700
Renowned for its rolling vistas and beautiful natural serenity, the Texas Hill Country will capture your heart and attention throughout this intriguing tour. You’ll arrive in the quaint German community of Fredericksburg to find historic homes, wooden sidewalks, old-time soda fountains, and uniquely Texan curios.
Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by Baron Meusbach the new Commissioner General of the “Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas”, also known as the “Noblemen’s Society”. The emigration was in part the liberal, educated Germans fleeing the social, political, and economic conditions that later resulted in the Revolution of 1848 and in part working-class Germans. What’s all this mean? Beer and Wine and Brats – Oh My!
You will also find The Nimitz Museum and the world-class Museum of the Pacific War.
HONORING HISTORY AND SERVICE
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation has supported a world-class military museum complex from humble beginnings on Fredericksburg’s Main Street since 1971.
“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Fleet Admiral Nimitz’s words in 1945 ring true today as we tell the sweeping story of World War II in the Pacific. This is the story — the history — we are dedicated to honoring, teaching and preserving at The National Museum of the Pacific.”
The VISION of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation is to:
… provide national leadership in articulating the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. To continue to preserve the legacy of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the men and women who served in this theater of operations. And, to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present.
For your convenience, our guide will help you find the perfect place for lunch on your own.