Immerse Yourself In History
This is a self-guided tour of Pearl Harbor, Oahu's #1 tourist attraction and a historical gem that offers a wealth of insights into a pivotal era in world history. This tour will allow you to explore at your own pace, taking in the solemn beauty of the USS Arizona Memorial, the immersive exhibits of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and the powerful Battleship Missouri. Each stop on this tour is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of those who served in World War II, and we hope this experience deepens your understanding of this significant chapter in our shared history.
Pearl Harbor Museum Passport Tour Features
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center serves as the gateway to your journey back in time. This expansive facility offers a wealth of resources to enhance your understanding of the events of December 7, 1941. With interactive exhibits, historical artifacts, and informative displays, the visitor center paints a vivid picture of the lead-up to the attack, the day itself, and its far-reaching consequences. You can also take advantage of the documentary films and audio tours available to deepen your historical immersion. The visitor center is more than a starting point for your tour; it's an integral part of the Pearl Harbor experience.
The Battleship Missouri
The Battleship Missouri, often referred to as the "Mighty Mo," is an awe-inspiring stop on your tour of Pearl Harbor. As the site of the surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945, it holds a unique and important place in world history. When you step aboard this magnificent ship, you'll be able to explore its numerous decks, witness the exact spot where World War II officially ended, and experience first-hand the conditions in which the sailors lived and worked. Interactive exhibits and informative displays bring the ship's extensive history to life, providing a rich understanding of its service across three different wars — World War II, the Korean War, and Operation Desert Storm. The Mighty Mo's power and legacy continue to inspire visitors from around the world.
The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a must-visit stop on your tour, housing an impressive collection of nearly 100 historic aircraft that played crucial roles in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Housed in hangars that still bear the bullet holes from the 1941 attack, the museum offers a deeply immersive experience, allowing you to get up close to these vintage aircraft and truly appreciate the advancements in technology that helped turn the tide of war. Engaging exhibits and displays shed light on the facts and stories behind each aircraft, the brave pilots who flew them, and the critical missions they carried out. Here, history truly takes flight, giving you a unique perspective on the events that shaped the course of the Pacific War.
Pearl Harbor Museum Passport Tour Details
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Price & Availability
- Attire & Bag Policy
- Cancellation Policy
QR Code Tickets Delivered Conveniently To Your Phone
Walk Through The Pearl Harbor Visitors Center And Museum
Be Sure To Reserve Your Tickets For The Arizona Memorial
Board The USS Bowfin Submarine
Take A Boat Ride To Ford Island
Explore The Decks Of The USS Missouri Battleship
See The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Upgrade Your Tour To Include Transportation And A Guide
This self-guided journey across Pearl Harbor, Oahu's premier attraction, is a treasure trove of historical insights, leading you through the pivotal moments of world history. The tour has been meticulously designed to allow you to explore at your own pace.
The tour begins with the solemn beauty of the USS Arizona Memorial, a poignant testament to the heroes who served during World War II. Here, you can reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of these individuals and deepen your appreciation of this significant period in our shared past. The tickets for the Arizona Memorial are not included in the tour price, so be sure to reserve them ahead of time.
From there, your journey continues at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, where a host of immersive exhibits await. You'll have the chance to witness nearly 100 vintage aircraft up close and explore an impressive 120,000 square feet of military aircraft exhibits, all housed in hangars bearing the scars of the 1941 Japanese attack.
Additionally, you'll discover the pivotal role of submarine warfare in turning the tide of the Pacific Fleet during WWII when you board the USS Bowfin Submarine. The final stop on the tour is the powerful Battleship Missouri, where you can stand on the very deck where the Japanese surrendered, marking the end of the war in 1945.
This full day of exploration offers you a comprehensive view of the events leading up to, during, and following the infamous attack on December 7th, 1941. It truly is THE gateway to experiencing all that Pearl Harbor has to offer. The sacrifices, bravery, and world-changing historical events that unfolded here are moments you will remember long after the tour ends.
*Parking: Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors' mobile devices or though an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
*Note: Infrequently, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Navy may suspend boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial, or they may need to restrict boat capacity. In these cases, we may place you in a standby line. We cannot offer refunds in this situation and apologize in advance should this occur. You would still be able to visit the exhibits, the Visitors’ Center, and other park monuments.
Activity & Event Itinerary
- Arrive When You Want
- Have your tickets on your phone.
- Make sure you have booked your tickets and time for the Arizona Memorial (Purchase those separately.)
- View a brief Documentary film in the theatre
- After the film Board Navy shuttle boat to visit to the USS Arizona Memorial
- Explore the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
- Visit museums and exhibits
- Explore inside and out
- Visit museums and exhibits
- Visit the USS Bowfin Submarine, known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger
- Continue on to Battleship Row
- Board shuttle bus to Ford Island
- After a 10-minute shuttle ride
- Arrive at the Battleship USS Missouri.
- About 1-2 hours Explore Mighty Mo inside and out, enjoy a short guided walk around the ship by a veteran volunteer
- Return to shuttle transport
- Arrive at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.
- Browse aircraft exhibits and interpretive displays, even grab some food here.
- Later in the day
- Board Ford Island shuttle back to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Price & Availability
Passport To Pearl Harbor National Memorial (excludes Arizona) At Pearl Harbor
|AdultsAges 12 yrs+||$89.99|
|ChildAges 3-11 yrs||$44.99|
Complete Pearl Harbor From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultsAges 12 yrs+||$179.99|
|ChildAges 3-11 yrs||$134.99|
Upgrade to the Complete Historic Sites of Pearl Harbor Tour (comes with a guide and pickup in Waikiki)
Pearl Harbor is our #1 visitor destination and can sell out on certain days. We recommend that guests book this tour in advance. We also recommend that you book your tour for the 1st or 2nd full day after your arrival. You will likely be up early on those days because of Hawaii’s time difference, making for an early start to a full day of exploring the attractions at Pearl Harbor.
Your safety is our first priority. Sites and features of the Passport to Pearl Harbor may change due to unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions.
Tours & tickets are not available on Dec. 7th. each year.
Attire & Bag Policy
Please bring your government-issued ID for entry.
We ask that visitors to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites dress appropriately and respectfully by avoiding swimsuits. While sandals and flip-flops are permitted, we encourage you to wear closed-toe shoes as there is a lot of walking when visiting the sites. In addition, we recommend visitors avoid skirts and dresses as well as high heels.
No bags are allowed for security reasons, and iPad cases or clutch wallets are not permitted either — a wallet must be no larger than a regular-sized cell phone. The bag storage facility can store your belongings for a fee of $6.00 per bag or $7.50 per bag for more oversized luggage.
Thank you for helping us maintain a respectful and secure environment for all visitors.
It must be a clear bag approved by the US Navy, like the ones pictured below.
All sales are final and the dates are locked into place.
If you need flexibility, upgrade to the Complete Pearl Harbor tour that includes transportation, Arizona Memorial tickets and more.
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