• 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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  • USS Arizona Memorial Boat Shutdown 4/23/2014

    Due to high winds, the USS Arizona Memorial boats have been shut down. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and all historic partners are still open.

  • Wind and Weather Warning 4/21/14

    Please be advised that high winds and weather MAY affect boat operations all week. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and historic partners will be open if shutdown occurs.

Things To Know Before You Come

Security Measures

Strict security measures prohibit purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Visitors may bring cameras, cell phones, and wallets, although since no bags are allowed, you are encouraged to pack lightly.

A storage facility operated by the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is available in the immediate area of the entrance to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. There is a nominal storage fee of $3 per bag. The storage facility is in operation daily 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visitors may use the same bag storage and parking stall for visits to all Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. These security measures are strictly enforced at all visitor destinations on Pearl Harbor. Although federal law enforcement officers and security bike patrols monitor the parking lots, please do not leave items of value in your car.

Services

Foreign Language Brochures
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument brochures are available in over 30 different languages at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Information Desk.

Strollers
Strollers are allowed in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, but not in the theaters or on shuttle boats to the USS Arizona Memorial. While strollers may be parked at the theaters and picked up once the visitors return from the Memorial, NPS is not responsible for monitoring strollers or other personal items left behind.

Medical Concerns
There are no doctors or nurses on-site. EMS is available and a hospital is nearby. The park is in ADA compliance and handicap accessible. Due to heightened security, items that offer concealment are not allowed into the park; however, if you have a medical need, notify the staff at the security checkpoint. In addition, please let a park ranger know if you have any special needs.

Walking the distance between facilities can be challenging for visitors with mobility issues, although there are several benches located throughout the visitor center to facilitate rest opportunities. Please note: The visitor center does not offer wheelchairs, except in emergency situations.

Restrooms
There are female, male, and family restrooms on-site. In addition, all restrooms have diaper changing tables. There is no shower or locker room available for public use.

On-Site Shopping
There is a snack shop on-site that offers sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, and Pacific Historic Parks operates the non-profit bookstore near the entrance.

Nearby Landmarks
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is located in close proximity to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor.

Restrictions

Age Restrictions
There is no age restriction at the National Monument.

Dress Attire
Civilian
Visitors are reminded that they are visiting a site of tremendous loss of life in service to our country. Sandals are permissible, but bathing suits or profane T-shirts are discouraged.

Military
Military visitors to the National Monument are within the boundary of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and military regulations relating to military dress are enforced by Navy personnel. Per the Pacific Commander, military visitors in uniform are required to dress in Class "B" or better in order to gain access to the shuttle boats to the USS Arizona Memorial. Battle dress uniform is not allowed on the USS Arizona Memorial, though it is allowed throughout the visitor center and at sites on Ford Island. Military visitors are welcome to wear civilian clothes when they visit.

Pets
Pets are not permitted at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Service animals are not considered pets and are allowed.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

There were 1.4 million gallons of fuel on the USS Arizona when she sank. Over 60 years later, approximately nine quarts still surfaces from the ship each day. Some Pearl Harbor survivors have referred to the oil droplets as "Black Tears."