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About Pearl Harbor


From the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that started it all, to the surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the mighty Battleship Missouri, these four historic sites together tell the story of the War in the Pacific, commemorating the accomplishments of a previous generation. 

Located on the island of Oahu, "The Gathering Place," halfway between Japan and the mainland United States, Pearl Harbor will always be a welcoming place where survivors of the attack can reflect on the events that led to the war and had such a profound impact on the lives of an entire generation.

To those who fought in the war, to those whose lives were affected by the war, their children, grandchildren, and each succeeding generation, Pearl Harbor is a place where people from far-flung corners of the world can come together in peace to honor the memory of the fallen and to celebrate the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is made up of the following organizations.

Pacific Historic Parks Logo

Official non-profit partner of the National Park Service. Providing guests with virtual reality experiences, multimedia tours and the museum store onsite.

Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum logo

Explore the world of underwater warfare and heroic submariners' stories.

Battleship Missouri Memorial logo

Step aboard the USS Missouri, where Japan surrendered ending World War II.

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum logo

Discover aviation history through vintage aircraft and captivating exhibits.

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