Pearl Harbor Tours and War Memorials

World War II history

If you are thinking to visit Pearl Harbor, we can help you arrange everything. The Visitor Center is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If it’s a special occasion — the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 for example — it will be a lot more crowded. Numerous tour companies and shuttles offer Pearl Harbor Tours. This entire compound at Pearl Harbor is a very somber yet patriotically inspirational place to visit.

25 On 27 December, 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visited the memorial with President Barack Obama and paid respects to fallen service members there. As survivors of the attack on the Arizona pass away, many choose either to have their ashes scattered in the water over the ship, or to have their urns placed within the well of the barbette of Turret No. 4. As a special tribute to the ship and her lost crew, the United States flag flies from the flagpole, which is attached to the severed mainmast of the sunken battleship. Nearby is USS Bowfin, a World War II Diesel submarine , which may be toured with separate, paid admission.

The National Park Service Web site provides visitor information, including hours of operation and ticketing advisories. These measures have helped preserve the identities of the Arizona Memorial and the Missouri Memorial, thereby improving the public’s perception of having Arizona and Missouri in the same harbor. The mobile park will also collect oral histories of the attack on Pearl Harbor.