• A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona

    World War II Valor in the Pacific

    National Monument HI,AK,CA

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  • Shrine Room Closed

    The Shrine Room of the USS Arizona Memorial will be closed for construction for approximately 5 weeks. Access to the USS Arizona Memorial will still be available during this time and viewing of the construction will be visible.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Updated July 5, 2013

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is the portal for all visitors to Pearl Harbor. It consistently ranks among the top three most heavily-visited tourist destinations in the State of Hawaii. Visitors should expect heavy visitation throughout the year, but our busiest seasons are during the summer, winter holidays, and spring break. Daily visitation is often more than 4,000 visitors.

  1. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  2. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
  3. Timed programs to the USS Arizona Memorial begin at 8:00 a.m. and run through 3:00 p.m. daily.

The USS Oklahoma Memorial and USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island are both open from dawn to dusk; however, unlike the USS Oklahoma Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial is not currently available to the public via shuttle. Access to the USS Utah Memorial is currently limited to visitors who have military base access.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, acted as a catalyst propelling America into World War II. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan. In return, December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.