The surprise Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, forever known as a “day of infamy,” plunged the United States into World War II. Each year, The National WWII Museum commemorates the lives lost on December 7, 1941. You can visit the iconic historical sites in Pearl Harbor just in one full day tour. We will take care of your flight tickets to Honolulu, check in, admissions. We will provide you an extensive tour of Oahu and the actual Pearl Harbor battlefields, airstrips, sunken battleships and military bases that still bear the scars of that brutal attack. The Tower stood guard over Ford Island on the day of the Imperial Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
There was no shortage of military representatives at the Planes of Fame museum’s Pearl Harbor Day commemoration, but few of the veterans who were there to see the Japanese planes roar out of the Pacific and decimate the U.S. naval fleet that day are still with us. As they and other World War II veterans slip into history, the memory of their contributions and heroism is being kept alive by military museums such as this one.
You can go to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum to see the historical warplanes, fighter jets and bombers, including the remains of a Japanese A6M2 Zero that was part of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A drive through Ford Island is a must. Once used by ancient Hawaiians for a fertility ritual, this islet was the center of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The cheaper tours for Pearl Harbor will include a ticket for a specified time for you to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, while the all-inclusive day tours will include tickets to many of the Pearl Harbor sites, including the Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, and the USS Bowfin. While you’re on Ford Island, stop to see the USS Oklahoma Memorial, which recognizes the 429 Marines and sailors who lost their lives on the battleship during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
You can purchase a ticket to tour the Missouri at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and then catch a shuttle bus over to Ford Island, where the entrance to the battleship is located.
This tour offers hotel pickup and drop-off from various hotels in Waikiki, admission and skip-the-line access to the USS Missouri, and a visit to the USS Arizona and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).