Due to sequestration budget impacts, the National Park Service will delay filling key positions in Visitor Services. This will have an immediate impact on the hours of operation at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the number of tours offered daily to the USS Arizona Memorial.
Effective Wednesday March 6, 2013, the last public tour to the USS Arizona Memorial will be offered at 1:00 pm as opposed to 3:00 pm. Regular program tours to the USS Arizona Memorial will take place from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. and daily tickets remain available for those time frames on Recreation.gov in addition to tickets that are available for walk-in visitors on site.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center hours of operation will be between 7:00 am to 4:30 pm as opposed to 5:00 pm. The book store, snack shop, museums and audio tours remain available during visitor center hours. Access to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, and the USS Missouri Memorial will not be impacted.
We will inform you of further updates as changes occur.
The USS Arizona Memorial is built over the sunken wreckage of the USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when Japanese Naval Forces bombed Pearl Harbor. The memorial is part of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center includes two museums that tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. Outdoor exhibits on the visitor center grounds continue the narrative.
The USS Arizona Memorial tour includes a National Park Service movie on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the boat ride to the memorial. The tour is approximately 75 minutes and is open to all ages.
Pacific Historic Parks' bookstore is located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Proceeds from every purchase support National Park Service projects at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Pacific Historic Parks bookstore is open from 7:00 am to
4:30 pm, seven days a week, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
USS Arizona Memorial tours begin at 8:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Additional showings of the National Park Service movie on Pearl Harbor run from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial tour can be reserved in advance at recreation.gov. A non-refundable convenience fee of $1.50/ticket applies. Tickets must be picked up at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at least one hour before the reserved program time.
A small number of walk-up tickets are available every day. These tickets are handed out on a first come, first serve basis. If you choose to obtain tickets by walk up, it is highly recommended that you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center early. Walk-up tickets are free of charge.
Visitors do not need tickets for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and museums. Entrance is free.
Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
Parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free. Lots are located in front of the main entrance.
No purses, handbags, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, or other items that offer concealment are allowed in the visitor center or on the USS Arizona Memorial tour.
To read more about the USS Arizona Memorial and the events of December 7, 1941, visit the National Park Service website.