• 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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  • Park Closure due to Tropical Storm Ana

    The USS Arizona Memorial, museums, theaters and ticket counter and snack shop will be closed Saturday, October 18, 2014. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center bookstore and grounds will remain open until 2pm. The park will remain closed Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • 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.


Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund Supports New Visitor Center
The new museum and visitor center will accommodate the vastly increased number of people that visit each year with expanded, comfortable, and ecologically aware facilities. provide in-depth interpretation of what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 through comprehensive, state-of-the-art audio/visual displays; the use of rare, historical photographs, charts, maps, and more to extensively analyze events leading up to the attack through the post-attack salvage efforts; and new, "tactile" presentations allowing visitors to feel the history of Pearl Harbor. Climate-controlled exhibit cases allowing many more of the priceless artifacts of Pearl Harbor history to be displayed. While much has been done, much remains to be accomplished. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund needs your continuing support to finish the job and fund an operational endowment.

Monetary Contributions
In addition to our donation kiosks at the visitor center, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument maintains a general donation account into which contributions and donations are deposited. The donor receives a letter of acknowledgement from the park superintendent and other recognition, as appropriate.

Unless the donor specifies how they would like the funds to be spent, general donation account funds are used at the national monument's discretion for interpretive, educational or research projects. Large donations may be earmarked for specific projects determined mutually by the donor and the national monument.

Direct contributions can be sent to:

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI 96818
Attn: Superintendent

Checks should be made out to the National Park Service.

Donation of Items
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument accepts donations of legally obtained historic artifacts for the national monument's museum collection, which support the significance of the site.

While the National Park Service is grateful for donation of items, individuals wishing to donate an item should contact the national monument to ensure that it meets the needs of the site. If the item is not determined necessary, a grateful declination of the donation may occur.

Fore more information, please call the visitor center at 808-422-3300.


The National Park Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation upholds this commitment, working to raise the funds necessary to meet the most critical needs of the National Park Service. Through its work, NPF programs fund park conservation and restoration efforts, foster youth engagement, promote citizenship and preserve history in the places where it happened.

For more information, visit their website.

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."