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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Four unique destinations. One amazing experience.

Pearl Harbor The USS Arizona Memorial as seen from the deck of the USS Missouri (Dave Gieseke/Share the Experience)

What You’ll Find

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites include the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

The gracefully solemn USS Arizona Memorial marks the final resting place for the ship and her 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu, Hawai’i. The bombing of Pearl Harbor led the United States into war with Japan—and, on a larger scale, into World War II. Nearby, experience profound reminders of the vital role of the U.S. Navy when you stand in the shadow of the hulking Battleship Missouri; crouch through the narrow passages of the USS Bowfin submarine; or stroll among WW II-era fighter planes at the top-ranked Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Getting There

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is located about 12 miles northwest of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. A map and tour details provide helpful information for planning a visit to this historic location.

Make Sure You

Make a reservation! The National Park Service offers individual and group advanced reservations for the boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial for a non-refundable reservation fee of $1.50 per ticket. Reservable tickets may sell out as far as 6 months in advance. The National Park Service issues a limited number of daily first-come first-serve tickets at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Keep in mind, more than one million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial each year; a reservation is the only way to ensure that you will have a ticket for a particular day and time.

Try This

Purchase a Passport to Pearl Harbor to combine your USS Arizona Memorial boat trip with an audio tour plus general admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

Don’t Forget

Pack lightly—the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has strict security measures and prohibits bags. Cameras, cell phones, wallets and other similar personal items are allowed, but not if they are concealed in a purse, handbag, fanny pack, diaper bag or camera bag. You may stow your bags in the storage facility near the Visitor Center entrance for a $3 per-bag fee.

Also, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Get Started

Don’t wait to book your tickets or Passport to Pearl Harbor—you may book up to a maximum of six months in advance (or a minimum of two days in advance).