Get set for a riveting historical journey that takes you back to the morning of December 7, 1941 when Japanese forces attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona battleship was hit and sunk within minutes, resulting in the deaths of 1, 177 seamen. Our expert guide reveals the events leading up to this tragic and historic event that swept the U.S. into World War II and changed life around the globe forever. Arriving at Pearl Harbor, you are ready for your visit to the USS Arizona Memorial which commemorates the seamen who perished that day.
You'll view a poignant 23-minute documentary film about the attack complete with archival footage and then board a U.S. Navy vessel for a short ride out to the USS Arizona Memorial, the iconic white structure suspended over the sunken remains of the battleship. As you enter the Memorial, note the quiet and reverential environment as visitors pay their respects. In the Shrine Room, the names and ranks of the lost heroes are etched in marble. The harbor surface is dotted with oil -- "Black Tears of the Arizona" -- that continues to rise from the Arizona hull after nearly 80 years.
Back on shore at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the Road to War and Attack galleries at the museum bring the attack to life through photography, battle artifacts, and memorabilia. Throughout the grounds, interpretive wayside exhibits invite you to stop and imagine the events of that fateful day.
Expert World War II Narration
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Film Footage of Attacks
Admission to Museums Included
USS Arizona Memorial
Road to War and Attack Galleries
Interpretive Wayside Exhibits
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.