Iconic Naval base attacked in 1941 Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center - Visitor center in Honolulu, United States



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Address

1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States

Website

https://www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org

Contact

+1 808-422-3399

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4.70 (14173 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Thursday: 7am to 5pm
  • Friday: 7am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 7am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 7am to 5pm
  • Monday: 7am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 7am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7am to 5pm

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  • 5Sherri B. 1 year ago
    This place is beautiful. The reverence is felt for all the lives lost but not forgotten.

  • 5Michael A. 1 year ago
    Very well done and managed well for covid safety.

  • 5Dave T. 1 year ago
    Amazing

  • 5Alberto L. 1 year ago
    Good place to learn history

  • 5jose adonay peña m. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Historical and interesting (Original) Histórico e interesante

  • 5Prithvi D. 1 year ago
    A must visit on your trip to O‘ahu. Recommend watching the short film and taking the ferry to the USS Arizona memorial

  • 5Dana Scully M. 1 year ago
    Make a reservation and the tour is free. Very beautiful memorial with lots of history.

  • 5Kim B. 1 year ago
    Beautiful

  • 5C. 1 year ago
    The Navy's holiest of places. Humbled.

  • 5Alan L. 1 year ago
    Every time we come to Oahu we pay our respect to this place. As a family of military personnel, coming here is very surreal. The devastation that happened here is saddening but I love how we get to pay our respect by honoring these fallen hero’s.

  • 5vance w. 1 year ago
    Love how so many things are grouped together here. Full-day here

  • 5David F. 1 year ago
    Words can't express the feeling of standing on the spot where so many paid the ultimate price defending our country! The Navy and park service do a fantastic job of allowing the public to experience this important part of history. The gift shop has a good selection of souvenirs at reasonable prices.

  • 5L.D J. 1 year ago
    I'm so grateful it's here. It's a great testimony for the greatest generation. It reinforces my love for American.

  • 5Margaret K. 1 year ago
    As a veteran, I wanted to pay respect to my fallen brothers in arms. Hint: you can take petals off the flowered leis and drop them in the water. Don't throw the entire lei, fish can choke on the string. I would like to visit again.

  • 5Brenda S. 1 year ago
    Very good setup for social distancing and very informative placards which had good stories about each item.

  • 5Michael A. 9 months ago
    This historic American treasure is a great place to remind us of the great sacrifices and devastation we had to endure to maintain our freedom. The Arizona is a separate tour in the park. It was the highlight of the day for me! It is a National burial site or cemetery. The ship is barely under water so you can still see the silos and other fine details. It is a beautiful memorial and gratifying way to pay tribute to the young veterans that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

  • 5Boreal W. 8 months ago
    Wow, a must see. Visited nearly all of the indoor and outdoor exhibits over nearly an entire day from 1000hrs to closing. Recommend the full package experience which includes shuttles between sites and all individual site admissions. Profoundly well-prepared exhibits, interpretive signage, technology assisted interpretation, and well-versed staff. Very worthwhile. Read the prepare-before-you-go information on websites. Most of the exhibits exist on an active military base, so lockers are available at entrance admission to store items such as backpacks or carry-bags which are not permitted on-site. Staff at entrance, throughout exhibits, in eateries and at entrance security are very professional and greatly talented in hospitality. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. We will remember them."

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    A place you must visit while here in Oahu. I live on the island and am always discovering something new here. Although the tour boats to the USS Arizona are not running due to a safety issue with the doc, there is still so much to see here. The USS Bowfin is a great site to tour and learn about submarine warfare/evolution since WW2. There is plenty of staff and park rangers around to ensure you and your families have a wonderful experience. Expect to be here a solid half day if you go on both the Arizona and Bowfin. That time spent is 100% worth it.

  • 5Brittney C. 1 year ago
    This is a must visit place here on Oahu. It's absolutely crucial that you book your tickets in advance if you want to be sure that you can get in because there is a limit on the number of guests they let in. You can walk the museum area until 10 minutes before your scheduled time to board the boat. While on the memorial you have 15 minutes to see everything before the next boat and people arrive and your boat lines up to head back to the visitor center

  • 5Jeremy D. 8 months ago
    No words can describe how the feeling was being over the Arizona. A sacred space 100%.

  • 5Becky G. 10 months ago
    First time I visited and it meant so much to see and read so much history. Everyone should make time to visit and understand what happened there. Such pride and honor you feel for our men and women that serve in our Military to serve and protect💞

  • 5Hans H. 7 months ago
    A very well organized and engaging memorial/museum, especially for history buffs and armchair generals. You could spend at least 4 hours here just doing the Arizona memorial (reservations recommended, but if you arrive early, the standby line seems reliable and fast) and just going through and reading all the free stuff. They do an excellent job retelling the events leading up to and including the attack, and events following. Many stories and heroics are recorded here for your reading of the soldiers, marines, and seamen.

  • 5Annie J. 5 months ago
    Pearl Harbor is worth the trip. Plan a full day to spend here. Arizona tickets are hard to come by, but there is a standby line, plan 2+ hours and get in line around 7am. You can buy other packages online for submarine, battleship, and air museums but you can only get Veteran discount in person for your Vet. Show respect for those who have been lost, take pride in how far we have come, and remember all who've served.

  • 5Jennifer C. 5 months ago
    Visiting Pearl Harbor was one of the top reasons we made the trip to Hawaii. My son loves WWII history and this was a dream of his. Highly recommend!!!

  • 5Paul H. 6 months ago
    Very nice very informative most of it's free the only part that you got to pay for it as I separate Excursion for the submarine and the ship from which they signed surrender of Japan

  • 5Suni L. 6 months ago
    Would take a full day to explore all sites. Things to know before you go: For security reasons, bags are not permitted at any of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. For $6 per bag, $10 oversize/luggage, visitors may store backpacks, purses, luggage, and shopping bags at the baggage storage area. Parking and admission to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center are free. Admission to Arizona Memorial is free. Boat departs every 30mins. Must reserve timed ticket in advance at recreation.gov (require account sign in). If there are no tickets available, additional (but very few) tickets are released 3pm (HST) the day prior to visit. Be ONTIME if you have reservation. If you don’t have a reservation, plan to spend approx 1.5hours in the standby line (if you are not the first standby group that get to board), good thing is only 1person/party have to stay in line and the rest can explore the exhibits while waiting for your turn. Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum are both located on Ford Island and are only accessible to the general public via the shuttle buses which depart from the Visitor Center every 15 minutes. The last shuttle back to the Visitor Center leaves at 5:00 p.m. from Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

  • 5Julio I. 1 month ago
    I love everything related to military history. Being military, that might sound biased but I assure you that it’s not. This is one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever visited in my 39 years of life. Every single exhibition or museum that we visited is special. This is a must visit if you’re around the area. And like we were told, this would give you cooler points that going to the beach.

  • 5Joseph K. 2 months ago
    This place is awesome. Everyone in the United States should come and experience it. It is very surreal what the sailors and marines went through during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

  • 5H. 1 year ago
    It's so cool seeing the ship and the fact that its constantly leaking oil even after 70 years

  • 5Jami Z. 2 years ago
    What a surreal experience. The oil is still slowly seeping up leaving slicks on the surface that are very colorful. The room at the back of the memorial displays the names of all of the souls entombed below. Something anyone and everyone should experience.

  • 5Charlotte S. 1 year ago
    Museums very interesting. Did not do audio tour but absolutely should have- the shuttle boat + Arizona memorial has no info/signage so there’s not much to enjoy if you don’t have the audio tour. With COVID, you also watch the video after you take the boat to the memorial, so wish I could have gotten there early to watch and have a better understanding before heading over.

  • 5Marilu C. 1 year ago
    Such a profound historical site. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

  • 5Athena B. 1 year ago
    Such a moving experience . Top notch tribute to our military and America's grit.

  • 5Eric P. 2 years ago
    Fantastic place to visit. Everyone that we met their were very informative, helpful and friendly. Everything was very well done. The introductory movie had actual footage from the attack and information I had not known before. The Arizona memorial itself was awe inspiring and yet very solemn. What an honor it was to have been able to visit.

  • 5Mirek C. 1 year ago
    Będąc na O ahu można zwiedzc Pearl Harbor. Ciekawe miejsce zobaczyć na żywo a nie na filmach. Muzeum składa się z kilku punktów gdzie dojechac można autobusem w cenie biletu. Prawie cały dzień zwiedzania.

  • 5Joel A S. 1 year ago
    Very much worth the visit

  • 5Sports C. 1 year ago
    Go here!!! History should be viewed and appreciated.

  • 5Nathan B. 1 year ago
    This a must see memorial. They have a lot of information available about what happened that day and what is being done to preserve the memory and site. Will visit again.

  • 5Ian S. 1 year ago
    Has a good memorial. It has the the submarine and the ussc Arizona that the boat takes the people over to look at it.

  • 5Woodruff T. 1 year ago
    Everything I hoped it would be.

  • 5Pamela L. 1 year ago
    Beautiful, respectful and sombering!

  • 5Misti M. 1 year ago
    Very well done memorial for a soul-crushing incident.

  • 5Jerry B. 1 year ago
    Amazing

  • 5James O. 1 year ago
    Great piece of WW2 history.

  • 5Ryan D. 1 year ago
    Love this place. Such reverence for those who have fallen in the service of our country.

  • 5David T. 1 year ago
    Awe inspiring.

  • 5Abraham M. 1 year ago
    Salute to our fallen soldiers

  • 5lydia b. 1 year ago
    Excellent exhibitions, I learned a lot about it. The Arizona memorial is beautiful, peaceful, and sacred. Forever grateful for those who served our country and the brave ones who continue to serve and protect us.

  • 5Pat Edwards, M. 1 year ago
    A must see when in Hawaii.

  • 5Joshua B. 1 year ago
    Wow what an experience! So moving and emotional. May we never forget.

  • 5Bel W. 1 year ago
    A must, if you want historical information about pearl Harbor.

  • 5Bryant C. 1 year ago
    Visiting the Arizona is being on hallowed ground. Amen to the eternal duty of those sailors.

  • 5Kristy Z. 1 year ago
    Gorgeous, beautiful. Thank you service men!

  • 4Fery S. 9 months ago
    Even though most park are free, the boat tour is not. It is recommended to buy boat ticket in advanced. So many historical documents here. Must visit if you plan to go to Oahu.

  • 4Harriet S. 1 year ago
    The narrative was good. Arizona memorial seen from a distance, boat not running, no documentary film re Covid.

  • 4R. 3 months ago
    Unfortunately I messed up my dates and missed my slot for the memorial boat ride (you need to book a few weeks in advance). Still decided to go and take a look at the other elements of the museum. As you would expect there is quite a heavy, emotional feel to the place. Some good exhibits that give great insight into the events with effort to explain all sides of the story. I would have loved to go back and take more time to see all sights.

  • 4Michael M. 1 year ago
    Took a short stroll through the museums after the last boat to the memorial.

  • 3C H. 1 year ago
    As you have travelled all the way to Honolulu you have to visit this place. Probably the worst thing I did whilst in Hawaii, expensive and a little boring.

  • 3aleks d. 9 months ago
    My 8 year old had learned about pearl harbor in school and wanted to visit it. We tried signing up for the free boat ride USS Arizona Memorial the day or two before,.. but it filled up immediately. There is like two parking lots. The main one get's full. There is one literally to the right of it. I'm not sure why it's not connected.. but maybe because it's for the submarine museum next door. Anyways,.. we ended parking to the right (free parking). I didn't like the bag policy. As some have mentioned, parents with baby's.. its abit of an annoyance to have to check in your bag or backpack at the bag checkin center. Luckily my wife had a clear bag. But what's surprising is the approved purse size. My wife's purse was literally just a few inches too long and we were asked to check in her purse. Entrance is free. There were about 2-3 exhibit rooms. You can view them pretty quickly or you can take your time as they have some audio recording you can listen to. There was an outdoor video, but we passed on this. You can walk around the center and take pictures and that takes about 30 min. We finished the visitor center in about 1.5-2hours. It was interesting, but I'm not a huge history guy.

  • 3rhee rhee L. 1 year ago
    Not sure what I expected to see, but it wasn't entertaining for me. Oh, there is a no bag policy so you either need to keep your belongings in the car, which i wouldn't recommend, or pay 7 dollars to keep the bag in the locker. If you are prepared, leave them in your hotel room.

  • 3Rodney D. 1 year ago
    It was humbling to be there and see all the sacrifices that were made for our freedom. Many great people lost their lives. Would be better if the ship tours and memorial were included with ticket prices and not an extra fee.

  • 1Tom D. 1 year ago
    History is priceless, unless you are here. Then history is $300 for a family, for a national park.... Doesn't matter because random closures make it impossible to view and since nobody knows when it might open ... well Hawaii has a lot of natural beauty. Enjoy that and use the savings from this rip off our shared to take a trip to the Smithsonian and Air & Space (free) or Disney for the same price.



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