While traveling to Pearl Harbor our expert guides will take you back in time with a historical recounting of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Upon arrival at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument you’ll have a chance to explore the museum filled with historical artifacts and documents that further set the stage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also see a historic film featuring archive footage of the actual attack! Then, you’ll board an official United States Navy vessel for a ride across the bay to the site of the Arizona Memorial--suspended above the sunken battleship where 1,177 sailors gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. You’ll see Pearl Harbor from the same vantage as the sailors did that fateful morning and bear witness to the names of the fallen. Insightful and Unforgettable, this tour is a must for any trip to the islands.
Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Difficulty level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
- The 23 minute documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors
- There is a 10 minute US Navy boat ride over to the Memorial
- The entire program lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes (23-minute documentary film on the actual attack, a 10 minutes boat ride to and from the Memorial and time spent at the Memorial)
- Subject to close for stormy weather
- Should be able to walk 4 city blocks
- Be prepared for a long wait, up to 3 hours or more on a busy day. It will be better to reserve your tickets in advance
- For those with mobility issues, there are benches throughtout the Visitors Center to offer rest opportunities