Pacific Historic Parks Projects

USS Arizona Memorial Restoration

Pacific Historic Parks is leading the fundraising effort to restore the USS Arizona Memorial, working with public and private entities to collect the approximately $750,000 needed to complete the repairs.

Weather exposure, salt-water spray, and the foot traffic of more than 50 million visitors have taken a toll on the monument. Most notably, the Shrine Room wall, which lists the names of the men who died aboard the USS Arizona, is stained and rusted, and needs to be replaced.

The restoration of the USS Arizona Memorial began in June 2012 and is being completed in three phases.

Phase One

Phase one of the project was completed in October 2012. Thanks to your donations, the following projects were completed on the monument:

  • The interior and exterior of the monument was repainted.
  • Railings and skylights were restored or replaced.
  • Concrete irregularities were repaired.
  • New doors were installed.
  • New electrical conduit, wiring, and fixtures were installed.
Phase Two

The USS Arizona Memorial Shrine Room was completed and rededicated on Veterans Day 2014.

Shrine Room Wall from Pacific Historic Parks on Vimeo.

AMVETS has pledged to raise the necessary funds to replace the marble structure. Since the late 1950s, the veterans service organization has raised more than $450,000 to replace the inscribed marble panels and refurbish the memorial.

To contribute, please visit our donation page and choose USS Arizona Memorial Restoration from the drop down.

Event Coverage

Working with the National Park Service, Pacific Historic Parks documents modern history at the
USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. PHP provides comprehensive event coverage of ceremonies, VIP visits, education programs, and more. To view event photos, visit our Facebook page.


For more information on Pacific Historic Parks' education efforts at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, visit the Education tab.