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Admiral Nimitz

Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

The Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, which includes the National Museum of the Pacific War, formerly known as Admiral Nimitz Museum, is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Allied Pacific Commander during World War II. The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater of Operations during the war.

The complex includes The National Museum of the Pacific War — George Bush Gallery, the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the Japanese Garden of Peace, the Pacific Combat Zone, the Plaza of the Presidents, the Surface Warfare Plaza, the Memorial Wall, the Veterans Walk of Honor and the Center for Pacific War Studies.

The museum includes HA. 19 (Japanese Midget Submarine), a submarine which sought to sink ships in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, but was captured and has been named a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The Admiral Nimitz Museum was once a steamboat-shaped hotel operated by Nimitz' grandfather, a former seaman in the German Merchant Marine.

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