A visit to Pearl Harbor is near the top of most Hawaii to-do lists. The opportunity to pay respects to the fallen sailors and brave heroes of December 7, 1941, while feeling first hand the emotions of the Pearl Harbor attacks is something that all visitors to Hawaii should experience.

The National Park service has 3500 tickets available per day. They are distributed freely at a first come basis, and often by mid morning. Due to the popularity of the monument, visitors should expect large crowds and long lines, especially during summer, winter holidays, and spring break. We recommend you reserve ahead of time. 

There is not transportation provided with the free ticket issued by the National park is only for the Arizona Memorial experience (museums & exhibits, film of the attack, and shuttle boat to the memorial).  
The other historical attractions withing the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument are: Battleship USS Misouri (Battleship), USS Bowfin Submarine Memorial (Submarine), and Pacific Aviation Museum (Aviation). These attractions are not run by the National Park Service.
For those visitors that want to see these other historical sites, you will need to buy tickets. It all depends on what you and your group want to experience It is possible to just experience the Arizona Memorial (Memorial) or all the at the historical sites in one day. We recommend purchasing your tour packages in advance. There are different packages to experience these other historical sites.  

You can book organized guided tours with transportation for the following: USS Arizona Memorial (Memorial) Battleship USS Misouri (Battleship), USS Bowfin Submarine Memorial (Submarine), and Pacific Aviation Museum (Aviation).


Tours depart daily from Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Big Island. After choosing your island of departure, you can experience any of the tours below.



Memorial + City Tour
Memorial + Battleship
Memorial + Battleship + City Tour
Memorial + Battleship + Submarine
Memorial + Battleship + Submarine + Aviation



Memorial + Circle Island
Memorial + North Shore
Memorial + Polynesian Cultural Center
Memorial + Swap Meet


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Maui | Oahu | Kauai | Hawaii Big Island





Attractions on Ford Island include the USS Missouri, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Utah. All shuttles will be stopped at the Ford Island Bridge gate and sentries will board shuttles to check for ID's and inspect cargo areas before allowing entry. Note: Tours do not visit the USS Utah. To visit the USS Utah, you must have a valid US military ID. 


Pearl Harbor “No Bags” Policy

Due to increased security measures, all purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or any other type of bag that can conceal an object are not permitted inside Pearl Harbor, the Visitor's Center, or to any of the attractions. A storage facility is available for a minimal fee per bag at the entrance to the National Park. Cameras and camcorders are permitted.


Parking Notice

Parking lots can be full on busy days and it could be hard to find parking spaces. Please plan according. Please park before unloading.
Keep vehicles locked and secured and do not leave valuables in your car. There are cars break-ins despite that fact that there are federal law enforcement officers and security bike patrols monitoring the parking facitlities. The National Park Service cannot be held responsible for any items that may be stolen from your cars or any broken windows.



Note: Do not take the "Hickam AFB / Pearl Harbor" exit. This will not take you to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center  but to the active military base, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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Pearl Harbor is located on Oahu.

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