Nimitz Museum, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX Photos

The National Museum of the Pacific War uses the former Nimitz Hotel (1860) to feature the life and career of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Admiral Nimitz, who commanded the allied campaign in the Pacific during World War II, was born in Fredericksburg in a house across the street from the Nimitz Hotel, which was built and run by his father, Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr.

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Admiral Nimitz Museum in former Nimitz Hotel by Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr. Fredericksburg, TX.Steamboat shaped facade of Nimitz Hotel, now Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Chester W. Nimitz sculpture at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Original tile floor of Nimitz Hotel. Fredericksburg, TX.
Admiral Nimitz Museum in former Nimitz Hotel (est. 1860) by Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr. Fredericksburg, TX.Steamboat shaped facade (1870, rebuilt late 20th C) of Nimitz Hotel, now Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Chester W. Nimitz sculpture at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Original tile floor of Nimitz Hotel. Fredericksburg, TX.
Hotel dinner bell at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Hotel tea service at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz Hotel key at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz Hotel bed at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Hotel dinner bell at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Hotel tea service at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz Hotel key at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz Hotel bed at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Bust of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz by Felix de Weldon at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Displays on early life of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Hand-carved wooden shoes of Nimitz's grandfather at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Bonnet of Nimitz's grandmother at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Bust of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz by Felix de Weldon at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Displays on early life of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Hand-carved wooden shoes of Nimitz's grandfather (Jacob Weirich) at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Bonnet of Nimitz's grandmother (Dorothea Henke) at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Nimitz family copy of book on first 50 years of German settlers in the Hill Country at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Highchair used by infant Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Crib used by infant Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cocked hat worn by Chester W. Nimitz during early years of his naval career at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Nimitz family copy of book (1895) on first 50 years of German settlers in the Hill Country at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Highchair used by infant Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Crib used by infant Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cocked hat worn by Chester W. Nimitz during early years of his naval career at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Displays on Pacific Naval years of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cigarette case given to Nimitz by President Truman, General Eisenhower & others upon his retirement from Joint Chiefs of Staff at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz's Stetson hat at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz's saddle at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Displays on Pacific Naval years of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Cigarette case given to Nimitz by President Truman, General Eisenhower & others upon his retirement from Joint Chiefs of Staff at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz's Stetson hat at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Nimitz's saddle at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Purse with signal flags given Mrs. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Nimitz letter postmarked from Tokyo Bay at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Commemorative plate of Admiral Chester Nimitz with flags of Allied WW II partners at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Commemorative plate of 125th Anniversary of Fredericksburg, TX with Admiral Chester Nimitz, John O. Meusebach, & President Lyndon B. Johnson at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Purse with signal flags given Mrs. Nimitz at Admiral Nimitz Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Admiral Nimitz letter postmarked from Tokyo Bay (Sept. 1, 1945) at National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg, TX.Commemorative plate of Admiral Chester Nimitz with flags of Allied WW II partners at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Commemorative plate of 125th Anniversary of Fredericksburg, TX with Admiral Chester Nimitz, John O. Meusebach, & President Lyndon B. Johnson at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.
Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz bronze bust at Dallas Historical Society Museum in Hall of State in Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Heritage house was birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN. Fredericksburg, TX.

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz bronze bust (1946) at Dallas Historical Society Museum in Hall of State in Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Heritage house (1866) (247 East Main St.) was birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN. Fredericksburg, TX.


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