Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants
Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »
Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit
The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »
August Movie in the Park
Contact: Benjamin Hayes, 671-333-4052
Join War in the Pacific National Historical Park for a special Movie in the Park program on Saturday, August 6. In remembrance of the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the park will show Day One, an “Emmy award winning drama of the race to build the A-bomb – and save the world.” Day One, starring Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Tony Shalhoub, and Hal Holbrook, dramatically portrays the complex and moving story of the top-secret Manhattan Project, which built the world’s first atomic bombs. The Manhattan Project spent billions of dollars and employed over 130,000 people in one of the largest and most secretive government programs in history. Cloaked in absolute secrecy, scientists, technicians, and soldiers faced intense military and political pressure as they raced against time and unforeseen challenges to create the ultimate weapon and change the course of history.
Did You Know?
Fully one-third of all U.S. Marine deaths during the four-year War in the Pacific occurred during 36 days, in a single battle? That battle was Iwo Jima.