Experience the beginning and end of World War II as you visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial. This tour takes you back to Japan's devastating December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that swept the nation into World War II.
The USS Arizona Memorial experience starts with the moving 23-minute documentary featuring archival footage and continues with a Navy boat ride to the iconic white memorial suspended over the sunken battleship remains. In the Shrine Room, witness the names of the 1, 177 seamen who perished when the Arizona went down that fateful morning. Note the oil droplets -- "Black Tears of the Arizona" -- floating on the harbor surface that still escape from the sunken Arizona hull.
The tour continues at the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Walk the deck and stand where World War II ended when the Japanese surrender unconditionally while the ship was in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. The "Mighty Mo" was the last U.S. battleship ever built and served in three wars over five decades. Note the massive guns capable of firing shells over 20 miles and visit the bridge for amazing views from the Captain's Chair.
Visit the Road to War and Attack Galleries at the museum at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where dramatic photography and battle artifacts bring the attack to life in great detail. Visit the grounds and stop at the interpretive wayside exhibits that invite you to imagine the December 7, 1941 attack.
The tour concludes with a driving tour of Historic Downtown Honolulu and a look at important landmarks associated with Hawaii's rich royal past. Learn about Hawaii's time as a kingdom and former monarchs while viewing Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha I, and Aliiolani Hale, which is featured in the current TV version of Hawaii Five-O.
Expert World War II Narration
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Film Footage of Attacks
Admission to Museums Included
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Battleship Missouri Deck Tour
Historic Honolulu City Tour
Punchbowl National Cemetery
Hawaii Government Buildings
What to Bring
Government issued Identification (Passports for visitors outside US)
Wear Covered Shoes and Comfortable clothes (Shirts Are Required)
No Swim Suits
No Bags (all bags must be stored for a fee of 3.00 per bag)
Water, snacks and ice cream are available to purchase at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Discover Hawaii Tours (DHT) cannot be held responsible for and cannot extend financial reimbursement for delays caused by factors such as traffic, weather, mechanical issues, or problems concerning Navy-operated shuttle boats. Ticketed access to the Arizona Memorial is first-come first-served, DHT cannot guarantee admission and cannot issue refunds if access to any tour stop is denied for any reason.
Due to ceremonies honoring the attacks of December 7, 1941, we will not operate tours to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial on December 7, 2013.
Punchbowl National Cemetery closed on all Federal Holidays, except Memorial Day; tours are unable to enter cemetery on those days.
Changes and cancellations are allowed up to 48 hours prior to tour commencement without penalty. No-shows and changes or cancellations within 48 hours are subject to a full charge. No refunds are available once a tour has commenced.