World War II in the Philippines (February 20 - 28, 2021)
Bataan, Corregidor, Manila

The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce the inaugural Victory in the Pacific: World War II in the Philippines tour. This fascinating journey will begin in the lush province of Bataan, where tour participants will walk the first kilometer of the Death March and visit the remains of the prisoner of war camp at Cabanatuan, which was liberated by American Army Rangers and Filipino Scouts on the eve of the Battle of Manila.

On the island of Corregidor, 27 miles out in Manila Bay, we will see the blasted, skeletal remains of the mile-long barracks, theater, hospital, and officers’ quarters, as well as explore the labyrinth of tunnels carved deep in the rock that once sheltered embattled American forces.

In the capital, we will tour the ancient walled city of Intramuros—built soon after Manila’s founding in 1571—complete with dungeons dating back to the Spanish Inquisition, and used more recently by the Japanese secret police as a torture center. Participants will likewise visit the campus at Santo Tomas and climb the stairs to the chapel at De La Salle University, the scene of one of the worst civilian massacres during the city’s liberation.

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