Bag Policy and Safety Information

Items that are NOT allowed at the monument:

  • Bags, packages, or containers that offer concealment, such as purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage, etc. that exceed the measurements of 1.25" X 2.25" X 5.5," are not allowed at the monument. The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum operates a baggage storage facility near the entrance to the visitor center. There is a fee per bag for all sizes, including luggage. Visitors may use the same bag storage and parking stall for visits to all Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Security measures are strictly enforced at all visitor destinations on Pearl Harbor.
  • Glass containers other than baby food jars and tempered glass water bottles.
  • Musical instruments and cases not related to a permit.
  • Recreation or sports equipment such as skateboards, skate shoes, Frisbees, and balls.
  • Flowers in pots, vases, or containers.
  • Aerosol containers.
  • Knives and other weapons, including pocket knives and multitools.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Bicycles, scooters, e-bikes, Segways, or other rideable recreational devices.
  • Motorcycle, bicycle, and other protective or decorative helmets.
  • Flags, signs, or banners on posts or poles not related to a permit.
  • Wreaths on stands not related to a permit.

Items allowed at the monument*

  • Clutches (strap or no strap) and wallets measuring 1.25" X 2.25" X 5.5" or less in total dimensions.
  • Clear plastic bags, such as those allowed at football games, in which the contents are readily visible.
  • Small canvas and recycled material type (thick plastic) shopping bags purchased in the secure zone. Use is allowed on the day of purchase only, and will not be allowed re-entry once they exit the secure zone.
  • Wheelchairs that have a fixed bag (no ability to remove).
  • Bags containing medical equipment unsuitable for lightweight, plastic, transparent shopping bags.
  • Stroller with a fixed pouch (no ability to remove).
  • Musical instruments and cases related to an NPS-issued Special Use Permit or similar partner document.
  • Food and water that is not concealed in a package.
  • Firearms possessed by commissioned law enforcement officers under LEOSA. Must be declared to a law enforcement ranger.

*Note: Any bag that is determined to be allowed will be inspected and/or tagged as screened.

Please secure your vehicle

Please be sure your vehicles are locked and secured. Federal law enforcement officers and security bike patrols monitor the parking lots, but the National Park Service cannot be held responsible for any items that may be stolen from your vehicle.

There is no smoking allowed on the visitor center grounds or at the memorial.

Medical and mobility concerns
The park is in ADA compliance and handicap accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters can be brought on site and throughout all parts of the visitor center, to include the theaters and the memorial. Please note: The visitor center does not offer wheelchairs, except in emergency situations.

Walking between facilities can be challenging for visitors with mobility issues, but there are several benches throughout the visitor center for rest opportunities.

There are no doctors or nurses on-site. EMS is available and a hospital is nearby. 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.

Service Animals
If you have a service animal that you would like to bring to the monument, please refer to the
ADA service animal guidelines. You can also take a look at their Frequently Asked Questions.

Last updated: May 18, 2024

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