The USS Arizona Memorial is built over the sunken wreckage of the USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when Japanese Naval Forces bombed Pearl Harbor. The memorial is part of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center includes two museums that tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. Outdoor exhibits on the visitor center grounds continue the narrative.
The USS Arizona Memorial free, ticketed tour includes a National Park Service movie on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the boat ride to the memorial. The tour is approximately 75 minutes and is open to all ages.
Pacific Historic Parks operates the museum store, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Proceeds from every purchase support National Park Service projects at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the Pacific Historic Parks museum store is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The first USS Arizona Memorial movie/boat program begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs every 15 minutes until 3 p.m. Each program lasts approximately 75 minutes. The boats are operated by the U.S. Navy and hold 145 passengers.
Admission to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, which includes two museums and the park grounds, is free. However, the only way to visit the USS Arizona Memorial is by boat. Free boat tickets are issued by the National Park Service and are available to walk-in visitors on a first-come, first-served basis or can be reserved in advance online or by phone: 1-877-444-6777 (international: 518-885-3639).
Each morning, the National Park Service gives out approximately 1,300 free walk-in USS Arizona Memorial boat/movie tickets. Visitors who want these tickets should arrive early; the gate opens at 7 a.m. Individuals must be present to receive a ticket, and the ticket is only available for programs occuring that same day.
Advance movie/boat ticket reservations are available through recreation.gov. At recreation.gov, visitors also can book USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour or the Passport to Pearl Harbor, which includes admission for all four Pearl Harbor Historic Sites: USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. For a more enriching experience, Pacific Historic Parks highly recommends choosing the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour or the Passport to Pearl Harbor.
Visitors should check in one hour before their departure, or the movie/boat tickets are subject to be reassigned to standby guests.
Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
Parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free. Lots are located in front of the main entrance. A map of the parking lots can be found on the second page of this fact sheet. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
No purses, handbags, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, or other items that offer concealment are allowed in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or on the USS Arizona Memorial tour. Bag storage is available outside the main gate.
Allowable items include wallets, cameras, cellular phones, and bottled water.
Our Pearl Harbor Visitor Center fact sheet is available for download in PDF format. The fact sheet includes two helpful maps of the Visitor Center.
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To read more about the USS Arizona Memorial and the events of December 7, 1941, visit the National Park Service website.