81 thoughts on “Pearl Harbor | USS Arizona Memorial Tours”

  1. Just a correction for your article – The men who died on the USS Arizona during the attack were sailors, not soldiers.

  2. Wait… you aren’t going to book a trip to Honolulu to visit a memorial because a page that you follow had an advertisement that you disagree with? Seems the issue isn’t the page that you follow. The Island AND the Memorial have no responsibility toward the said advertisement. YOU are the only one missing out because of your opposition.

  3. On December 7, 2021, I was lucky enough to be the last tour of the day to the Arizona. While there, preparations were being made for the interment of most likely the last sailor to survive the bombing of the Arizona…Lt. Harvey Milhorn. As our ferry came to retrieve us, it brought his remains on board. A VERY somber affair. As we were leaving we witnessed the divers already in the water.

    1. Thanks Jeffery F for the attempted clarification. What the heck?
      On 7 December 1941″ A day that will live in infamy”
      There were Soldiers AND Sailors on board and elsewhere. I lost two uncles that day. One was Army, one a Marine
      They were Americans you knucklehead.
      Thanks for your invaluable comment. Have a spectacular day.
      Mahalo Jeff and Rob for the very moving article on a most somber occasion. You’re incredible.
      Aloha 🌺

      1. Hi Pam.

        Thanks! We so appreciate you. And we had no idea about your loss at Pearl Harbor. 😔


  4. The USS Missouri Memorial is open DAILY, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

    All employees and visitors to the Battleship Missouri Memorial must show proof of full vaccination or a lab generated negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours, as well as valid id to enter. Children under 12 years old are exempt.

    For further information, visit oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu/#patrons, prior to purchasing tickets.

  5. My Dad & his next younger brother were both at Pearl Harbor. They both spent 20 years in the Navy, and passed away within 6 months of each other in 2007. In 2018, one of my Dad’s younger shipmates passed away. He was someone my Dad always talked about. Thanks to the NPS, I was able to contact his daughter and tell her a story about her Dad on that day. She invited us to her Dad’s ash scattering in January, 2019. We keep in touch now, as our bond goes back 80 years, to December 7th, through Dads.

  6. I’d love to be there but it’d be easier landing at Iwo in Feb ’45 than getting into and enjoying that once truly great vacation site.

  7. For the 80th Anniversary, this year the theme is
    “Valor Sacrifice and Peace” and not “Above and Beyond the Call”…(that was last year’s).

  8. Of all the places we’ve visited in Hawaii, the Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl still are deeply embedded in our hearts. I highly recommend doing the tours and letting it set into your soul. I was born in Arizona, and as a child it was a place I wanted to visit. I didn’t realize how much of an impact, looking down at the Arizona and standing in front of the wall of names. Still get tears in my eyes.

  9. I was just about to book for our January trip to Honolulu as my Navy Veteran husband always wants to visit the Memorial when we can. However I was horrified to see a repeated vulgar advertisement for a shirt with a flag and the words: “Let’s Go Brandon, “ which we all know is a F-Biden dog whistle! Seriously, you are promoting that? Regardless of how I feel about any occupant of the White House I would NEVER disrespect that occupant, especially with a smirky juvenile vulgarity. Please remove.

    1. That’s one benefit we all have because of those who have died defending our country. Freedom of speech!! I agree that it is disrespectful. However, Millions of us have fought and served so that we may have that freedom. Even if we don’t like it. God bless them all.

  10. Dear BOH Readers, my Grandfather was in the Navy & in Pearl Harbor. He survived & lived for many years after that. I’ve always wanted to go to Pearl Harbor to pay my respects!! I have a deep connection to Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is # one on my itinerary!!❤ stay safe from the virus & may God bless you! Psalms 91;11

  11. Is this attraction open in March for spring break? Need to verify since COVID is in force. I need to verify before I book air flights because we aren’t coming if Pearl Harbor is closed.

  12. Our family offers heartfelt thanks this year as always to our service members. It’s sad.to think Covid has taken many who fought for our freedoms in WWII. The aftermath of Pearl Harbor showed the power of this nation when we all pull together. Many today would benefit from studying the sacrafices made then. This military brat salutea the fallen. Thank you for such a
    thoughtful post BOH.

    1. Hi Suzanna.

      Thanks. Pearl Harbor is a very special and moving place, even after all these years.


  13. Thanks for this heads up, hopefully I’ll be able to catch it tomorrow.

    To see the USS Arizona BB 39 in her glory, look for the movie “Here Comes The Navy” filmed at Bremerton NSY and at San Diego aboard the USS Arizona staring Pat O’Brien and James Cagney in their first of many movie appearances together. It was filmed around 1935-36, many of the crew were used as extras. You’ll see 1930’s vintage humor, plus what life was like in the “old Navy”, hear and see the ships whistle (the voice of the USS Arizona) bugle calls that still make my neck hairs stand up, see interior action of the main battery turret and Dirigibles at NAS Sunnyvale CA, I think the USS Macon. Plus Navy Boot Camp at San Diego! The movie finally came out on DVD, keep in mind that many Battleship sailors stayed with their ship for long periods and that many of those young faces you see on the screen may still be aboard the USS Arizona.
    On our visit to Pearl Harbor we started at 0730, did the USS Arizona, the USS Missouri, USS Bowfin, we have a relative “On Eternal Patrol” with the “Missing 52” somewhere off Japan. We finally ran out of time after going aboard the Bowfin, we never did get into the actual museum, the Air museum didn’t exist then. We really needed 2 days to see all at Pearl but had to fly to Maui the next morning.
    My neighbor was a Sgt. Major at Schofield Barracks in the late 1960’s.

  14. Aloha, Is there any other way to see the Pearl Harbor ceremony Monday besides Facebook because I don’t have social media.
    Mahalo, Carol in Colorado

    1. Hi Carol.

      You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch it. Just go to that link when it’s playing.


  15. Hi! We will be visiting Oahu from Nov 21 to Nov 26,2020 but I see no availability on the website to buy tickets. Is Pearl Harbour going to be open on those dates?

    Thanks in advance for all your help.

    1. Hi AnaMaria.

      “Reservations are currently being accepted starting at 3 pm the prior day. Limited same-day tickets will also be offered.”

      So you’ll need to check back a day before for tickets.


  16. Hi my husband and I are visiting Hawaii on November 27…December 2. Pearl Harbor is definitely on our list to visit. I know things have opened slowly due to Covid 19. Is everything opened now? What do you suggest on tickets?

    Thank you
    Lisa B.

    1. Hi Lisa.

      In these uncertain times, it would be best to contact the activities/locations you are most interested in to check. Pearl Harbor is definitely open at this time and, again, check their website for details.


    2. Dear Lisa, did you go to Hawaii? I’m planning my life long dream vacation trip to Oahu in April(2022) so hopefully I will still be able to go as planned! Pearl Harbor is #1 on my itinerary😊🌈🛩🌍🐠🌺🍍🥥🌊🏖🏝

  17. So happy!

    I see on the USS Missouri website I can purchase a Passport to Pearl Harbor ticket for $72 that includes the USS Missouri, USS Bowfin, Pearl Harbor Aviation, and Audio Tour of Arizona Memorial. Are these all doable in one morning? Would you recommend this package? I understand only the Arizona is open now… Thank you!

    1. Hi Tonya.

      Keep in mind that this is a phased reopening and the other portions may not be doable (depends on how reopening goes and when you are coming).


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