Visitors interested in a fully-narrated tour should choose this option, which includes a ticket for the USS Arizona Memorial movie/boat tour and the official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour. This fascinating 2 1/2 hours audio tour is hosted by the award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, National Park Service Historian Daniel Martinez and numerous Pearl Harbor Survivors.
The USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour provides a unique interpretation not only through the USS Arizona Memorial Program (approximately 75 minutes), but throughout the entire Pearl Harbor Visitor Center , including both of the Visitor Center's two new world class museums (approximately one hour) and the waterfront interpretive displays ( approximately 45 minutes ). This audio tour is recommended for all visitors looking for an enhanced Pearl Harbor experience.
The USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour Desk is open daily from 7am to 5pm and located in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center's courtyard , just left of the NPS Ticket Booth. The USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour is available in seven languages and even translates the National Park Service's main 23 minute movie into each language.
Please note: Prices listed here do not include the $1.50 per ticket convenience fee, which is non-refundable under all circumstances.
A newly-updated audio tour narrated by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actor and Pacific War veteran, Tony Curtis. The audio tour provides narration throughout the visitor center, interpretive exhibit galleries, and waterfront interpretive displays, in addition to providing interpretive information on the shuttle boats and on the Memorial. Featuring guest narration by actual Pearl Harbor Survivors and National Park Service Historian Daniel Martinez, the audio tour is recommended for all visitors waiting for their program to begin.
For visitors interested in the audio tour, headsets are available for rent at the booth to the left of the NPS Tickets and Information Desk. The audio tour is available in seven languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, German, and Spanish.
USS Arizona Memorial
The 75-minute program for the USS Arizona Memorial begins at Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater. It includes a brief introduction, a 23-minute documentary film, a Navy-operated shuttle boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, and time to experience the Memorial itself. Within the Memorial, visitors will see three distinct areas:
The Entry Room holds flags of the nine states for which the eight battleships and the USS Utah were named. The USS Utah still rests in Pearl Harbor and is memorialized on the far side of Ford Island.
- The Assembly Room is an open area where ceremonies are held and visitors may reflect and more closely examine the shadowy remains of the USS Arizona below.
- The Shrine Room holds the great marble wall with the names of the 1,177 Sailors and Marines who perished on the USS Arizona. The Shrine Room also honors the USS Arizona survivors who have chosen to be interred along with their shipmates.
Each program has a capacity of 150 people, and programs typically run every 15 minutes, with the first starting at 8:00 a.m. and the last starting at 1:00 p.m.Please note:
Prices listed here do not include the $1.50 per ticket convenience fee, which is non-refundable under all circumstances.
- Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
- Accessible: Yes
- Effort: Easy
Know Before You Go
A limited number of walk-in tickets will be available each day. There is no fee for walk-in tickets.
Tickets must be picked up one hour prior to your tour. Unclaimed tickets will be reissued. Plan for traffic and allow time to find parking in one of the free parking lots located within walking distance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
In the event of an emergency or unexpected cancellation, we will do our best to rebook you at another time.
Strollers are allowed in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, but not in the theaters or on shuttle boats to the USS Arizona Memorial. While strollers may be parked at the theaters and picked up once visitors return from the Memorial, the National Park Service is not responsible for monitoring strollers or other personal items left behind.
There are no public restroom facilities available once the tour begins; visitors are encouraged to use the facilities at the visitor center before meeting at the theater.
Food and Beverage
Other than clear bottled water, no food or drinks are allowed in the theater, on the shuttle boats, or at the USS Arizona Memorial.
Visitors are reminded that they are visiting a site of tremendous loss of life in service to our country. Sandals are permissible, but bathing suits or profane T-shirts are discouraged.
Military visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial are within the boundary of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and military regulations relating to military dress are enforced by Navy personnel. Per the Pacific Commander, military visitors in uniform are required to dress in Class B or better in order to gain access to the shuttle boats to the USS Arizona Memorial. Battle dress uniform is not allowed on the USS Arizona Memorial, though it is allowed throughout the visitor center and at sites on Ford Island. Military visitors are welcome to wear civilian clothes when they visit.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has reserved accessible parking in the front parking lot. The restrooms, theater, exhibit galleries, bookstore, information desks, drinking fountains, Navy shuttle boats, and USS Arizona Memorial are all fully-accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
For visitors with hearing impairments, the documentary shown in the theater is fully-captioned (in English).There is an induction loop for use with hearing aids. Visually-impaired visitors will find signage in braille in addition to tactile models of various interpretive resources throughout the site.