USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
The USS Bowfin Submarine was launched December 7, 1941, one year exactly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was nick named the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”. Credited for sinking 44 major ships on nine war patrols, the USS Bowfin became one of the most decorated submarines of World War II. This incredible destination offers to two separate tours; the Submarine Museum Tour and the USS Bowfin Submarine Tour, both come with free self-guided audio tours.
Visitors first discover the largest Submarine Museum in the Pacific, and take a self-guided audio tour on the “History of Undersea Warfare”; beginning with the first submarines ever built, to World War I, World War II and the modern nuclear submarines on patrol today.
Then visitors proceed on a fascinating self–guided audio tour within the USS Bowfin Submarine itself; and go compartment by compartment to learn how the 80 sailors and officers live on their four month war patrols.
Both of the Submarine Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine Tour are fabulous tours and be done in approximately one hour. These tours are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Visitors have a chose between the audio tours designed strictly for adults or visitors can choose the family audio tour.
Please check in at the Pearl Harbor Historic Site ticket counter in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and then proceed to the USS Bowfin for their tours. Open daily 7am to 5pm, parking is free.