Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
— [National Museum of the Pacific War] —
This property was purchased by Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr., in 1855. By 1860 the Nimitz Hotel was established, hosting frontier travelers and providing a home for the large Nimitz family. Expanded in the 1870s to feature a steamboat shaped facade, the hotel was a center for community activities. It was sold by the family in 1926 and underwent major alterations. In 1964 it became a museum honoring Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and those who served with him in World War II. The steamboat facade was later rebuilt and remains a local landmark.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10089.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 16.303′ N, 98° 52.039′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 87/290) and Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Kloth-Ludwig Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Mast from Destroyer USS Foote (DD-511) (about 500 feet away); Walch Home (about 600 feet away); Fairwater of USS Pintado (SS-387) (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (about 700 feet away); Early History of Fredericksburg, Texas (about 800 feet away); Mueller-Petmecky House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Domino Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. National Museum of the Pacific War. (Submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Museum of the Pacific War; Admiral Nimitz Museum; Pacific Combat Zone; George H. W. Bush Gallery; PT-309;USS Pintado (SS-387).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,227 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.