Walking at your own pace through World War II Museum; benches available. Walking in the French Quarter according to personal preference.
Formerly known as the D-Day Museum, the National World War II Museum was founded by eminent historian Dr. Stephen Ambrose, author “Band of Brothers” and other best-sellers. A self directed exploration takes us through three buildings that house exhibits highlighting the role of participants from world leaders to the everyday men and women whose contributions helped to win the war, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Many items in the vast collection — such as uniforms, weaponry, vehicles, medals, diaries, letters, artwork, photographs, and other mementos — are on display while thousands of records and archives are available to scholars for ongoing research. See the film “Beyond All Boundaries” narrated by Tom Hanks. Through first person accounts and amazing special effects, we’ll take a journey through the war that changed the world.
At the National World War II Museum in the American Sector restaurant.
Free Time. You may spend as much time at WW2 Museum as you wish or you may return to the hotel to freshen up or return to the French Quarter for more exploration on your own. You can also use your vouchers to the Cabildo and Mardi Gras section in the Presbytère.
At the world renowned New Orleans School of Cooking, an expert local chef will teach us how to cook Creole and Cajun, and explain the difference. We’ll see the preparation of a traditional dish, then have it for dinner. Recipes will be supplied so that you can take some New Orleans cuisine “home” with you.
Returning to the hotel — tired but full of new ideas! — the remainder of the evening is free. Prepare for check out and departure in the morning.