Pearl Harbor National Memorial

On December 7, 1941, life in America changed forever as troops from Japan attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu. Suddenly, the United States was drawn into World War II. As brave men and women served in the Pacific and Asian fronts, women went into the workplace. Unfortunately, at the same time, many people of Asian heritage were locked in internment camps. Learn more about the places, people, and times surrounding these events by visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Start your visit at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, where you will get an overview of the day’s activities. Tour the Road to War and Attack exhibit galleries. Watch the documentary at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater to get a better idea of the events that transpired on that fateful day and in the days to follow. Finally, take the Navy shuttle boat so that you can explore the USS Arizona. 

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How To Get To Pearl Harbor National Memorial

It is easy to get to Pearl Harbor National Memorial from Waikiki Beach. Start by going northeast on Kalaimoku Street. Turn left on Ala Wai Boulevard and another left on McCully Street. Turn left on Dole Street and another left on Alexander Street. Get on I-H-1 West, and stay there until you reach Exit 15A. Get off, and follow HI-99 West. Turn left onto Arizona Memorial Place. The memorial will be on your right. 

Everyone needs a free ticket to see the USS Arizona. The park often runs out of these tickets early in the day, especially during Christmas week, spring break, and the summer months. Make your reservations ahead of time or get there early in the day. 


1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Fee: Entry fee $0

Learn more about the events of December 7, 1942, when Japanese soldiers attacked American troops and forced the United States into World War II. Explore the USS Arizona and see the museum. There are many fantastic hiking, shopping, and dining options nearby. You will also want to leave time to visit other area attractions and museums. The best way to explore this whole region, including Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach, is in an RV.