Pearl Harbor is open to the public everyday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day, between 7:30 am to 5 pm.
However, the last program of the day for the full the 75 minutes’ interpretative program is at 3 pm. The Pearl Harbor program consists of a 23-minute documentary film of the actual attack, a 10-minute boat ride to the Arizona memorial, and 15-minutes at the memorial. You will have ample time to experience all the museums, memorials and historical exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.
Pearl Harbor Oahu is proud to feature a number of exciting historic tours to the site of the United States entrance into World War II. Pearl Harbor tours are designed for your convenience and to fit your schedule.
Within the grounds of Pearl Harbor are a number of exhibits, displays, memorials, and museums, honoring not only the 1,177 victims of the Japanese attacks, but all of those who bravely served in World War II. Built over the wreckage of the USS Arizona, the Memorial is a sobering experience where visitors to Hawaii come to pay their respects.
At Ford Island Bridge gate, guards will check for ID’s and inspect cargo areas before allowing entry. All purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage, and any other type of bag that can conceal an object are not permitted inside Pearl Harbor, the Visitor’s Center, or to any of the attractions.
Attractions on Ford Island include the USS Missouri, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Utah. All shuttles will be stopped at the Ford Island Bridge gate and sentries will board shuttles to check for ID’s and inspect cargo areas before allowing entry. Note: Tours do not visit the USS Utah. To visit the USS Utah, you must have a valid US military ID.
Due to increased security measures, all purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or any other type of bag that can conceal an object are not permitted inside Pearl Harbor, the Visitor’s Center, or to any of the attractions. A storage facility is available for a minimal fee per bag at the entrance to the National Park. Cameras and camcorders are permitted.
Parking lots can be full on busy days and it could be hard to find parking spaces. Please plan accordingly. Please park before unloading. Keep vehicles locked and secured and do not leave valuables in your car. There are cars break-ins despite that fact that there are federal law enforcement officers and security bike patrols monitoring the parking facitlities. The National Park Service cannot be held responsible for any items that may be stolen from your cars or any broken windows.
Note: Do not take the “Hickam AFB / Pearl Harbor” exit. This will not take you to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center but to the active military base, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.