Two month Advance reservations now available for groups and individuals.
PEARL HARBOR HISTORIC SITES (USS Arizona), HI
part ofWorld War II Valor in the Pacific, National Park Service
Overview:A visit to the USS Arizona Memorial is a solemn and sobering experience, even for those who were not alive when the attack occurred.
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial remain top tourist destinations in Hawaii, welcoming over 1,500,000 visitors annually. The addition of the Battleship Missouri Memorial in 1999 and the opening of the Pacific Aviation Museum in 2006 have further enhanced the importance of this historic area.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, part of the newly-designated World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, is the primary portal for visitors coming to Pearl Harbor, open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interpretive programs include a 23-minute documentary film about the attack and a boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial. The Arizona Memorial Programs are available daily from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
After entering the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, visitors may choose from a variety of tours. In addition to visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, they may walk to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park to learn about subsurface warfare. Visitors may also choose to take the Ford Island Shuttle from the visitor center to reach the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Know Before You Go:Plan Ahead
Tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial Program are FREE
There are many ways to access the USS Arizona Memorial: on your own, via public transportation, taxi, rental car or with one of the many commercial tour companies (permitted by the National Park Service) that provide services for a fee.
Book in advance online at www.recreation.gov to decide what time your tour begins! With a limited number of tickets available online each day, reservations fill quickly. Reservations may be made up to two months in advance. Reserve your tickets early. Reserved tickets must be picked up one hour prior to your USS Arizona Memorial tour. Unclaimed tickets will be reissued to the general public.
Can I still visit if the on-line ticket reservations are not available? YES. An average of 2,000 walk-in tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial are available daily; on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in tickets are free and may be obtained at the Visitor Center beginning at 7:00 a.m. daily. If you secure walk-up tickets, you may have a few hours to wait before your tour. Depending on your ticket time, the National Park Service recommends you start your experience with the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour , explore the exhibit galleries, or visit other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites before your program begins or after it is completed.
Bags: Bags are prohibited at Pearl Harbor due to strict security measures. Cameras, cell phones, wallets and other similar personal items are allowed but cannot be concealed in a bag of any type. Parking lots are monitored and patrolled, but please do not leave items of value in your car. Bags may be secured in the storage facility near the Visitor Center entrance for $3 per bag. This facility is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Weather/Boat Cancellations: Boat trips out to the USS Arizona Memorial may be cancelled due to high winds, safety concerns or boat mechanical issues.
Accessibility: The Visitor Center has reserved accessible parking near the entrance. Restrooms, theater, exhibit galleries, bookstore, information desks, drinking fountains, Navy shuttle boats and USS Arizona Memorial are all fully accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
Walking the distance between facilities can be challenging for visitors with mobility issues. Several benches are located throughout the site for opportunities to rest. Please note: The visitor center does not offer wheelchairs to the public. Please use assistive devices with care; walkers with wheels have been the cause of accidents when used as wheelchairs. Stay hydrated in the tropical climate.
For hearing impaired visitors, all films are fully captioned (in English). There is an induction loop for use with hearing aids in the theater. Visually impaired visitors will find signage in braille in addition to tactile models of various interpretive resources throughout the site. Braille booklets regarding Pearl Harbor are available at the information desk.
Attire: 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.
Parking: Please plan for traffic and allow time to find parking in one of the free parking lots located within walking distance of the Visitor Center.
All tickets reserved for the USS Arizona Memorial Tour are final.
There are no refunds for the $1.50 service fee under any circumstances.
Getting There:For driving directions to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, please visit http:// www.nps.gov/valr/planyourvisit.
Mailing Address:1845 Wasp Blvd, Bldg # 176
Honolulu HI 96818
Phone Number:Information: (808)422-3399