National Park Service boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial are not required or included in this tour.
There is a reason why the USS Arizona Memorial is the number one visited destination in Hawaii. Millions of visitors from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7th, 1941.
Since there are no escort tours available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, we encourage visitors to take the USS Arizona Deluxe Tour. This incredible package includes the use of a smartphone/headset upon check-in. Let Jamie Lee Curtis guide you through the Visitor Center’s two world-class museums, with narration aboard the Memorial and throughout the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Hear firsthand from actual USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Survivors as they retell their stories and retrace the events of Dec 7, 1941.
Only this Deluxe Tour allows visitors exclusive access, via smartphone, to the National Park Service World War II archives and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor.
Completely immerse yourself in WWII History at the National Park Service's new Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center, where “History Comes Alive”. Travel back in time with never-before-seen 360-degree perspectives and retrace the events of December 7, 1941. This provides the timeline of the attack and places you on the deck of the USS Utah, one of the battleships destroyed on that Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. Three minutes after the first wave of Japanese warplanes arrived at Pearl Harbor, a message was sent that would resonate through history: “Air Raid Pearl Harbor, This is no Drill.” These incredible Pearl Harbor tours are best shared with our new virtual reality technology. Discover the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours for yourself. All equipment is provided, and it’s easy to use.
Please check in with your confirmation at our USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour desk and Virtual Reality Center, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
National Park Service boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial are not required or included in this tour. Please visit https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/233338/ticket/16 to reserve those tickets.
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Please check in with us at our USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour desk, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Have a printed or digital copy of your reservation ticket to show the site staff.
The Deluxe Tour tickets are good for the entire day between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the day of your reservation.
This program DOES NOT include the boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial. Please visit https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/233338/ticket/16
Strollers are allowed in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, but not in the theater. You will be able to leave your stroller by the entrance of the theater and pick it up at the end of your program. Please keep in mind that this means you will have to hold your child for the duration of the program (about an hour and 15 minutes).
We have restrooms located throughout the visitor center. Please keep in mind that there are NO public restrooms on the USS Arizona Memorial. Please plan accordingly.
Other than clear bottled water, there is NO food or drinks allowed in the theater, on the shuttle boats, or at the USS Arizona Memorial. However, food and drinks are allowed at the visitor center, which has a small snack shop with sandwiches and drinks. The nearby Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum has a food truck. There is a restaurant at the Pacific Aviation Museum, and the USS Missouri Battleship has a lunch truck. There are also many restaurants a short drive away from the visitor center.
Beginning April 15, 2023, a fee of $7/day for parking at the visitor center will be collected through a virtual pay system on visitors’ mobile devices or via an onsite kiosk (this fee cannot be paid through recreation.gov).
While cameras, water bottles, wallets, and other small items can be brought on site, no bags (or other items that offer concealment) are allowed at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. However, there is a bag storage facility, located at the Pacific Fleet Submarine shuttle bus stop, where you can store your belongings for a fee of $6 per bag.
Visitors are reminded that they are visiting a site of tremendous loss of life in service to our country. Military visitors to the memorial are within the bounds 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 USS Arizona Memorial. Battle dress uniform is not allowed on the 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.
There are also many locations throughout the park for visitors to sit and rest. Please keep in mind that there is no seating at the memorial.
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.