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The Date of Infamy that launched an epic conflict with Japan took place here in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941. The tranquil waters of Pearl Harbor were forever disrupted by the tides of war. The USS Arizona and 1,177 of her crew were among the first casualties of the Pacific War; the USS Arizona Memorial stands above the sunken vessel and her fallen sailors, serving as a reminder of their sacrifice and commitment.
The USS Missouri, also known by her nickname 'Mighty Mo', was the last battleship ever constructed by the United States. It is also the only ship in the naval fleet to have fired her guns in both World War II and Persian Gulf Wars. Most significantly, however, was her role in bringing the Second World War to its conclusion; the Empire of Japan formally surrendered to the United States on her decks on September 2, 1945.
Launched December 7, 1942, the USS Bowfin submarine served an illustrious career in the Pacific War. In nine separate combat patrols in Japanese waters, she sunk a total of 38 ships and small craft and racked up nearly 100,000 nautical miles traveled before being decommissioned in 1947. In addition to her combat duties, she and her crew performed lifeguard missions, rescuing downed pilots who ejected out in the ocean.
The Pacific theater of World War II introduced a major paradigm shift in naval warfare, as the battleship ceded its dominance of the oceans to the aircraft carrier. Air power over the seas was crucial to the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor; naval aviation too led to U.S. victory. It is here in a former hangar on Ford Island that the Pacific Aviation Museum preserves the history of the warbirds of the Pacific War.
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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.

Pearl Harbor tickets and tours are offered every day of the year, with the exception of Pearl Harbor Day (December 7), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Long lines, large crowds, and a limited number of tickets can make your trip to Pearl Harbor difficult. With all of our Pearl Harbor tours, we secure your tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial in advance of your tour date, meaning you won't have to wait in those long lines, and you can take more time to view the museums, memorials, and exhibits of the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center!

Reserve your Pearl Harbor Tours today, and skip the lines for tickets.

Enhanced Ford Island Security
The Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection level has been raised to BRAVO level as of 1130 hours, Sunday May 1st, 2011. Attractions on Ford Island include the USS Missouri and Pacific Aviation Museum. Entry into Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center is not affected by these changes.Accordingly, 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.

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 at $3 per bag at the entrance to the National Park. Cameras and camcorders are permitted.

Parking Notice
The Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center has recently finished renovating their parking lots. Our tours have not been affected by these changes. However, current security levels prohibit visitors from driving to Ford Island, including the USS Missouri, USS Oklahoma Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Authorization to access the Admiral Clarey Bridge is limited to active military personnel and authorized tour companies. For tours with authorized access to Ford Island, click here.

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Visit Pearl Harbor Memorials & Museums

Pearl Harbor Oahu is proud to feature a number of exciting historic tours to the site of the United States entrance into World War II. Pearl Harbor tours are designed for your convenience and to fit your schedule. All of our tours take you to Pearl Harbor's Visitor Center and the USS Arizona Memorial for a time of reflection and remembrance. The tragic attacks of December 7, 1941 shook the island of Oahu, and the United States, forever. The lives lost, and that tragic day are things that we want to remember and honor.

Atatck on Pearl Harbor

Within the grounds of Pearl Harbor are a number of exhibits, displays, memorials, and museums, honoring not only the 1,177 victims of the Japanese attacks, but all of those who bravely served in World War II. Built over the wreckage of the USS Arizona, the Memorial is a sobering experience where visitors to Hawaii come to pay their respects. The USS Missouri Battleship and the Pacific Aviation Museum are located on Ford Island, offering unique insights into the war. The USS Bowfin Submarine takes visitors through the narrow corridors of an integral war vessel, that often was submerged for months at a time.

Pearl Harbor Tours are combined with many of the top sites around the island of Oahu, including the world famous surf beaches of North Shore Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and a driving tour through downtown Honolulu's historic district. Inter-island tours from the Big Island, Maui, and Kauai allow visitors to Oahu's neighbor islands to experience Pearl Harbor's Museums -- including the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine, USS Missouri Battleship, and the Pacific Aviation Museum -- while enjoying an island-hopping trip to the most visited island in Hawaii.

If you haven't been to Pearl Harbor before, you're about to enter the grounds of one of the most significant, tragic, and important sites in United States history. Join us at Pearl Harbor today for an experience of a lifetime!

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