All sites have resumed their normal operating hours. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open Daily from 8 am to 4 pm. The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum is open Daily from 7 am to 5 pm. The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is open Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

USS Arizona Memorial

Hours of Operation

Open Daily
7:00am to 5:00pm

Location

1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI, 96818

Website

https://www.nps.gov/valr/

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.

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service and is open daily from 7 am to 5 pm (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Parking is free for 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) in partnership with Pacific Historic Parks offers daily programs that include a movie about the December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. These tours start at 8:00 am and go through 3:30pm daily. Tours last approximately 45 minutes from the time you board your boat.

How to Make a Reservation for the boat tour. Ticket Reservations can be obtained in the following ways.

  • 8 weeks before program date – At 3:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time, tickets are made available for reservations on the website Recreation.gov. These can go quickly depending on the season so it’s best to plan early if you want to get these. There is a non-refundable $1.00 service fee for each reserved ticket.
  • Couldn’t get a ticket well in advance. There’s another option to try the day before you visit the park. At 3:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time daily, the remaining tickets for the next day are made available for reservations on Recreation.gov. These frequently go even faster depending on the season, so be prepared to make your reservations as soon as possible at 3:00 pm. There is a $1.00 non-refundable service fee for each reserved ticket.
  • And again, whether its weeks out or the next day option, reserve your tickets at the National Park Service’s reservation website: Recreation.gov

Stand-By Line: -Walk in tickets are no longer given out in the Visitor Center. If you were unable to make a reservation for a ticket time through Recreation.gov, the National Park Service manages a standby line for the boats and will allow visitors without a reservation to board when there is space available on the boat. To check the availability of any standby seats, go the USS Arizona Bell Court near the theatre and see a NPS Ranger who can answer your ticket questions.

Other Ways to Get Tickets: - There are a number of tour companies that are authorized by the NPS to bring tour groups to the USS 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 that can be obtained through them.

The National Park Services’ USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour $7.99

To view a 60-second video describing this tour, please click here or view it below.

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 $7.99. 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 forget!

Our Audio Tour Desk is located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and is open daily from 7 am to 5 pm. 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

Completely immerse yourself in WWII History at the National Park Service Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center, where “History Comes Alive”. The two newly released VRs from Pacific Historic Parks provide for a compelling digital experience. They are:

Air Raid Pearl Harbor $7.99

This VR experience provides the timeline of the attack and places you on the deck of the USS Utah, one of the battleships destroyed on that Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. Three minutes after the first wave of Japanese war planes arrived at Pearl Harbor, a message was sent that would resonate through history: “Air Raid Pearl Harbor, This is no Drill.” Within two hours, 2,390 Americans were killed, 1,177 on the USS Arizona alone.

Skies Over Pearl $7.99

Witness December 7, 1941 as never before. This VR experience puts you in the cockpit of a Japanese fighter plane as it departs the carrier Akagi 230 miles north of Oahu and heads for the military airfields and Pearl Harbor. It also provides lesser-known details of the attack, such as the different types of aircraft utilized and how the pilots maintained radio silence while using a Honolulu radio signal to guide their way to Oahu.

Visitors who have viewed the two new narrated VRs recommend seeing them before touring the USS Arizona Memorial and the two World War II museums on the grounds of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

To view a short video please click here or watch it below.

In addition to the new VRs, these earlier generation VRs are also available to rent at the VR Center.

Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona & Explore the USS Arizona Today ($5.99 for both)

Imagine being able to walk the deck of the Battleship USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, the day it was sunk by an armor-piercing bomb. This historically accurate virtual reality experience transports you onto the main deck of the USS Arizona. This tour will give you a 360-degree perspective enabling you to view the entire Battleship.

The Explore the USS Arizona Today VR is an opportunity to see the 608-foot-long USS Arizona as she rests on the floor of Pearl Harbor. Diving is restricted in one of America’s most revered war graves. Below the waterline you will see the mammoth Arizona guns that were never fired in battle. Explore the gun emplacements called barbettes. In Barbette #4 view the entrance to the well that USS Arizona survivors have their remains interred to join their fellow shipmates in eternity.

Please check in with your tour confirmation at the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center between 8 am to 4 pm, located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Plan to spend around 10-15 minutes enjoying this great experience. All equipment is provided and it’s easy to use.

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

USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour - $17.98

Completely immerse yourself in WWII History and let history come alive with the official National Park Service Tour. This incredible package incorporates the best of three very distinct Pearl Harbor tour experiences. First let renowned actress Jamie Lee Curtis provide narration as you explore the Visitor Center’s two world-class museums and throughout the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This Deluxe Tour also provides exclusive WWII archives and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor on the rented device. In addition, this package includes admission to the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center to view the VR Experience “Air Raid Pearl Harbor” If you have separately obtained a reservation to the USS Arizona Memorial on recreation.gov; or obtain access via the stand by line, the device will also provide narration while on the Memorial.

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 7 am to 5 pm with free parking. The park is 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 8 am to 4 pm, Hawaii Standard Time

Phone 808-954-8759

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