• 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.

Cooperating Association

Pacific Historic Parks is a non-profit organization created to support the interpretation, research and related visitor service activities of the National Park Service at four sites across the Pacific region. These sites are listed below.

  1. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  2. War in the Pacific National Historical Park - Guam
  3. American Memorial Park - Saipan
  4. Kalaupapa National Historic Park - Molokai, Hawaii

Pacific Historic Parks makes interpretive and educational materials available to park visitors for sale through their bookstores, mail order and membership programs. The income generated from sales is used to support the research, interpretation, and conservation programs of the National Park Service.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund has supported the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and its museum and interpretive exhibits through the generous contributions of people, such as yourself. An Endowment Fund has been created to support continued operations of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

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."