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USS Arizona Memorial

There is a reason that Pearl Harbor is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii and the USS Arizona Memorial is where your Pearl Harbor experience begins.

Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941.

The USS Arizona Memorial is a must-see destination for all individuals coming to Hawaii, drawing more than 1.7 million visitors each year from all over the world. Visitors are free to explore the grounds of the $65 million Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, which was expanded from the original 3 to 17 acres, in December of 2011

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service and is open daily from 7am to 5pm (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Parking is free to all visitors.

The USS Arizona Memorial is built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when their ship was bombed by Japanese Naval Forces. This loss of life represents over half of the Americans killed during the worst naval disaster in American history.

USS Arizona Tickets and Tours

The National Park Service (NPS) offers daily tours (programs) that include a movie about the December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and a boat ride to the Arizona Memorial. These tours start every 15 minutes with the first starting at 7:30 am and the last at 3:00 pm. Tours last approximately 75 minutes from the time you step into the movie theater.

How to Make a Reservation: - The NPS offers approximately 25% of their program tickets to be reserved by the general public online via their website www.recreation.gov. They are offered as follows:

  • 2 months before program date – (This can vary a few days due to some months being more or less than 30 days long) At 7:00 am Hawaii Standard Time 300 tickets are made available for reservations. These can go pretty quickly depending on the season so it’s best to plan early if you want to get these. There is a $1.00 service fee for each reserved ticket.
  • The day before – At 7:00 am Hawaii Standard Time 500 tickets are made available for reservations. These frequently go even faster depending on the season, so be prepared to make your reservations as soon as possible after 7:00. There is a $1.00 service fee for each reserved ticket.
  • Reserve your tickets at Recreation.gov

How to Get Walk-up Tickets at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center: - Everyday, the NPS offers approximately 1300 of their program tickets for that day to walk-up visitors. The visitor center opens its gates at 7:00 am and gives these tickets away on a first come – first served basis. During peak seasons (mid-June through mid-August and the last two weeks of December) all the walk-up tickets are given out each day, so you must arrive early to get a ticket. The rest of the year there are usually plenty of tickets available but if you want to have your choice of program times, it’s best to show up early.

Other Ways to get Tickets: - There are a number of tour companies that are authorized by the NPS to bring tour groups to the Arizona Memorial. These are tour companies that pick their visitors up from Waikiki or other resort areas and bring them to Pearl Harbor. These tour companies have reserved program tickets and give them to their guests. The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites have contracted with a few of our most trusted tour company partners and made their tickets available on our website.


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The National Park Services’ USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour $7.50

To view a 60 second video describing this tour, please click here https://vimeo.com/276560325

All the major National Parks offer great narrated tours, and the audio tour at the USS Arizona Memorial is truly exceptional.

Since there are no escorted tours at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Pacific Historic Parks highly recommends that you purchase the USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour for just $7.50. Hosted by the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Pearl Harbor Survivors and the National Park Service historians, this fascinating audio tour will provide you an enriching and emotional experience you will never forgot!

Our Audio Tour Desk is located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and is open daily from 7am to 5pm. Please allot approximately two hours for the entire tour. Our Audio Tour is available in 9 languages that include: English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Italian, German or Spanish.

Our self-guided Audio Tour begins at the Visitor Center's two world-class museums called "The Road to War" and "Attack" galleries; here you will be provided in-depth details and fascinating information by the military survivors of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack and you will be able to feel the history that still lives at this very special place.

Our exciting Audio Tour continues with narration on the USS Arizona Memorial for the incredible Pearl Harbor Survivor segments. Hear firsthand from actual USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Survivors, as they retell their stories and retrace the events of Dec 7, 1941. Then the Audio Tour takes you and your family along the shoreline of Pearl Harbor and covers the "Path of the Japanese Attack". Next the Audio Tour takes you to the "Remembrance Circle" and on to the amazing story of the "USS Arizona Anchor" that weighs over 19,500 pounds and was blown off its deck, over 100 yards into the ocean.

The Audio Tour ends by giving you a final summary of this amazing tour and will leave you with an unforgettable lifetime experience of your visitation to Pearl Harbor. Please return the audio tour headsets to the Audio Tour ticket counter before you go on to the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.

* Note that this product does not include a ticket to the Arizona Memorial movie and boat ride.

Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center - Just $4.95 for all three VR Tours

To view a 60 second video describing this tour, please click here https://vimeo.com/274758762

Completely immerse yourself in WWII History at the National Park Services’ new Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center, where “History Comes Alive”. Travel back in time with never-seen-before 360 degree perspectives and retrace the events of December 7, 1941.

This incredible and historically accurate Pearl Harbor VR Tours are best shared with our new virtual reality technology. Discover the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours for yourself. All equipment is provided and it’s easy to use.

Please check in with your tour confirmation at the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center between 8am to 3pm, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Plan to spend around 20-30 minutes at this great tour destination. All equipment is provided and it’s easy to use.

Discover the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours for yourself that include:

    Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona Before It Was Sunk by an Armor Piercing Bomb - Imagine being able to walk the deck of the Battleship USS Arizona on Dec. 6, 1941, a day before it was sunk by an armor piercing bomb. This incredible, historically accurate virtual reality experience transports you onto the main deck of the USS Arizona. You can even visit the crow’s nest at the very top of the USS Arizona, with 360 degree perspective enabling you to view the entire Battleship. Meet some of the sailors that were part of her final crew, and tour one of the most powerful battleships of that era.

    Witness the Key Stages of the Japanese Attack on Battleship Row - Offered in four segments, this unique virtual reality experience brings to life the attack sequence on Pearl Harbor’s Battleship Row on Dec. 7, 1941. You will be able to see firsthand Battleship Row in detail, witness history and learn about the Japanese bombing that sank some of the most powerful battleships in the U.S. fleet.

    Experience the USS Arizona Memorial - This experience is perfect for visitors who wanted to spend more time on the Memorial or were unable to visit. Take your own private virtual tour at your own pace and visit each solemn room at the Memorial, including areas off limits to the public. Viewable at 360 degrees, this virtual journey offers a very realistic visit to the Memorial. You can even visit the roof top of the Memorial and view historic Pearl Harbor Bay. This VR Tour is so detailed that the viewer can read each of the 1,177 names listed on the shrine wall and of those sailors who later decided to be interned with their fellow shipmates.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these 3 fascinating Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours created by the National Park Service and Pacific Historic Parks. Allow yourself to step back in time and let history come alive; as we honor the past to inspire a better future.

* Note that this product does not include a ticket to the Arizona Memorial movie and boat ride.

USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour - $12.50

To view a 60 second video describing this tour, please click here https://vimeo.com/274753765

Completely immerse yourself in WWII History and let history come alive with the new National Park Service Tour. One incredible package that incorporates the best of three very distinct Pearl Harbor tour experiences. First let Jamie Lee Curtis, guide you through the Visitor Center’s two world class museums, with narration aboard the Memorial and throughout the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Only this Deluxe Tours provides exclusive access to the National Park Service’s WWII archives and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor. In addition, this package includes admission to the National Park Service’s new Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center.

Things to Know:

  • This is the National Park Service’s newest and most comprehensive tour for the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Includes the USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour, access to the National Park Services’ Pearl Harbor WWII archives and admission to the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center.
  • Self-guided, three hour tour, tour begins upon check-in
  • At the National Park Services' Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center, you will enjoy viewing three awesome VR Tours you will never forget: “Witness the Key Time Periods of the Japanese Attack on Battleship Row”, “Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona Before It Was Sunk by an Armor Piercing Bomb” and “Experience the USS Arizona Memorial, Including Restricted Areas Not Viewable By The Public”.
  • Free parking is also available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Check in with your tour confirmation at the USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour desk, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Open daily from 7am to 5pm with free parking. (Sorry, no phone check-ins). Open 362 days a year, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

* Note that this product does not include a ticket to the Arizona Memorial movie and boat ride.

For additional information:

Pacific Historic Parks’ Reservations Department
Monday- Friday 8am to 4pm, Hawaii Standard Time

Phone 808-954-8759

Toll free US and Canada 1-866-332-1941
Email Tours@PacificHistoricParks.org.