This tour is offered by Pacific Historic Parks, a non-profit cooperating association of the National Park Service. It is bundled with the National Park Service's facilitated USS Arizona Memorial program. The USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour is supplementary to the program but not required. Narrated by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, the audio tour provides narration throughout the visitor center, interpretive exhibit galleries, and waterfront interpretive displays, and the USS Arizona Memorial. It features guest narration by Pearl Harbor survivors and the site historian, Daniel Martinez. The audio tour is available in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.
The Narrated Headset cannot be purchased on recreation.gov if no USS Arizona Memorial tickets available. However, the narrated tour and VR experience can be purchased anytime at the visitor center, no reservations required.
Please have a printed or digital copy of your reservation ticket available to be scanned at check-in.
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Strollers are allowed in the visitor center, but not in the theater or at the memorial. Strollers may be left by the entrance of the theater and picked up at the end of the program. Please keep in mind that this means you will have to hold your child for the duration of the program.
There are several restrooms located throughout the visitor center, but there are no public restrooms on the USS Arizona Memorial.
Other than clear water, no food or drinks are 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 USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park has a small cafeteria with soup, nachos, and hotdogs. There is a restaurant at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and the Battleship Missouri Memorial has a lunch truck. There are many types of restaurants a short drive from the visitor center.
There are three parking lots with free parking at the visitor center. During busy days these lots can fill up, so please arrive an hour early to ensure you arrive at the theater before your scheduled departure time.
Bags are prohibited at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Clear, see-through stadium bags and bags containing medical devices or medication may be allowed into the site at the discretion of the National Park Service. Cameras, cell phones, and wallets are allowed. Bags may be secured in the storage facility near the visitor center entrance for a fee. This privately-operated bag storage facility is open daily from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm Parking lots are monitored and patrolled, but please do not leave items of value in your car. More information is available on the park’s website, here .
Visitors are reminded that they are visiting a site of tremendous loss of life in service to our country. The USS Arizona memorial marks a final resting place for hundreds and a space for remembrance and reflection by millions more. Considering this, we recommend visitors recognize appropriate dress and personal standards. 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 COMNAVREG Hawaii Instruction 1020.2N, 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 attire when visiting.
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 many locations throughout the visitor center for visitors to sit and rest. For those 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.