About & Info
There will be signs posted along Stars and Stripes Blvd.
Coming from the city:
- Get on I-10 E towards Slidell.
- Follow I-10 E to Morrison Rd. Take exit 241.
- Follow Morrison Rd.
- Turn right onto Downman Rd.
- Turn right onto Stars and Stripes Blvd.
- Turn left onto Sikorsky Dr.
Coming from the East or Slidell:
- Get on I-10 W towards New Orleans.
- Follow I-10 W to Crowder Blvd.
- Take exit 242 for Crowder Blvd.
- Turn right onto Crowder Blvd.
- Turn left onto Hayne Blvd.
- Slight right onto Stars and Stripes Blvd.
- Turn right onto Sikorsky Dr.
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2004, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
Collecting and flying warbirds for over half a century, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is the largest flying museum in the world. The CAF is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to honoring American military aviation history through flight, exhibition, and remembrance. The organization feels this is best accomplished by keeping the aircraft flying. The CAF has approximately 12,000 members and a fleet of over 160 airplanes distributed throughout the country to units located in 24 states for care and operation.
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF)
Organized in August 1988, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is a nonprofit whose mission is to attract and manage sporting events that have a positive economic impact on the Greater New Orleans area. With every event the GNOSF brings to the area, the beneficiaries of its efforts are wide in scope—including the hospitality industry; city, parish, and state taxes; business community; local youth; facilities; and the event organizers themselves.