The December 7 Harbor Day Ceremony is open to the public and the itinerary changes from year to year. If you are interested in attending, check back for more details on this year’s event. Pearl Harbor has a large increase in visitors on December 7, which can mean long lines and sometimes guests are not able to visit all the memorials they would have liked to. For this reason, we don’t recommend December 7 as the first time to visit Pearl Harbor. However, as a repeat visit, December 7 can be a time to see important people, survivors, and politicians at Pearl Harbor.
We do not operate tours on Pearl Harbor Day, although sites other than the USS Arizona will be open as normal. A shuttle is available from the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Bureau for $15 if you would like to arrange transportation on December 7.