December 21, 2016
Impacts to visitors at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 27
Services will be limited at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Dec. 27 due to the anticipated visit by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Japan.
June 24, 2016
USS Arizona Memorial Dock Replacement Timeline Extended
The timeline for the USS Arizona Memorial dock replacement, scheduled for June 13 through June 26, has been extended to June 28 due to a construction delay. Normal operations are anticipated to begin on Wednesday, June 29. Until then, visitors will not be able to disembark on the Memorial, but they will be taken on a boat ride to observe the Memorial and an interpretive talk will be provided.
June 08, 2016
Statement from VALR Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell
In 2012, the National Park Service completed an environmental assessment to preserve, rehabilitate and restore the six Chief Petty Officer (CPO) bungalows on Ford Island for use by visitors and park administration. Subsequently, the National Park Service executed a programmatic agreement with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regarding the preservation of the historic CPO Bungalows. The park received funding in 2015 and began work in November 2015 on CPO Bungalow #28.
May 05, 2016
WWII Veteran to Receive His Service Medals 70 Years Later
After over 70 years, Charles Wolf will finally receive the medals he earned for his time in the service. The medals will be presented at 1:30 pm this Friday, May 6, at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center by Brigadier General Mark Spindler, the deputy director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. No permits will be required for press coverage.
April 13, 2016
Dock Replacement at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
From June 13 through June 26, 2016, the dock for the USS Arizona Memorial will be dismantled, removed, and replaced. Visitors will not be able to disembark onto the USS Arizona Memorial during this time, although a boat ride to observe the memorial will still be available. Tickets can be obtained through www.recreation.gov or on a same day, first come/first served basis.
February 19, 2016
Operations Resume at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has resumed full operations, including showing the documentary in the theater and boat trips to the USS Arizona Memorial.
February 12, 2016
Road Closures Will Delay Access To Pearl Harbor
Access in and out of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Ford Island will be altered on Monday, February 15, from about 7 am until 11 am, due to the 2016 Great Aloha Run. Please plan for lane closures and other delays along the Kamehameha Highway that may increase travel time.
December 21, 2015
USS Arizona Memorial Lights Back On
The lights of the USS Arizona Memorial are back on again. An irregularity in the electrical ground for the power line that provides electricity from Ford Island to the USS Arizona Memorial has been repaired.
December 14, 2015
USS Arizona Memorial Electrical Work
On Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, electrical work will begin on the USS Arizona Memorial.
December 14, 2015
National Park Service and United States Navy Cooperate to Celebrate Festival of Lights in Pearl Harbor
The annual Pearl Harbor Holiday Festival of Lights featuring decoratively lit ships and submarines will be on display through Dec. 25. Public tours by boat in the harbor will be conducted Dec. 17 and 18, 2015.
October 23, 2015
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 74th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at Kilo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial.
October 23, 2015
Pearl Harbor Anniversary Events
The National Park Service and the United States Navy invite the public to attend Pearl Harbor Commemorative Events Nov. 28 - Dec. 7.
August 07, 2015
New Superintendent Selected for Hawaii's WWII Monuments
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Jacqueline Ashwell to be the next superintendent of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, including the USS Arizona Memorial; and the newly created Honouliuli National Monument.
August 03, 2015
The National Park Service is opening the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center grounds on the night of Saturday, August 15, 2015 to provide an alternate location for the public to view the world-class Nagaoka fireworks display planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific.
June 05, 2015
USS Arizona Memorial Reopens June 5 After Repairs
The National Park Service is re-opening the USS Arizona Memorial this morning, June 5, 2015.
May 27, 2015
Arizona Memorial Closed Temporarily Due to Damaged Dock
This morning, May 27, the USS Arizona Memorial dock was struck while a tug boat was assisting the USNS Mercy in Pearl Harbor. Due to safety concerns, visitors are not being allowed to disembark at the USS Arizona
November 19, 2012
WWII Valor in the Pacific Awarded NPF Grant to Bring Oahu Students to Pearl Harbor
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument was recently awarded a grant by the National Park Foundation to bring over 700 local students to Pearl Harbor, most for the first time.
November 16, 2012
2012 Holiday Harbor Lights Tours December 14-16
Free evening boat tours of Pearl Harbor will be offered December 14, 15, and 16 by the National Park Service and Pearl City Lions Club in cooperation with the U.S. Navy and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
September 30, 2012
USS Utah Memorial Closed in October
The USS Utah Memorial located on Ford Island will be closed for renovations from October 1 through 31, 2012. Completion of the project will bring the memorial into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
August 17, 2012
NPS Celebrates Founders Day in Hawaii
The park rangers of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument invite the public to join them in celebrating Founders Day at a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Neil Blaisdell Park in Waimalu from 9am to 11am. The celebration includes opportunities for kids to earn Junior Ranger badges, talk story about family life during World War II, and win door prizes.
June 13, 2012
2012 Teacher Institute Seeks Qualified Applicants
Hawaii high school teachers interested in participating in the 2012 Teacher Institute may submit applications online through June 29.
May 23, 2012
WWII Valor in the Pacific NM Featured as NPS Getaway
Each Wednesday, the NPS features a different site for the NPS Getaways feature. This week, it's WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument's turn to take its online visitors for a virtual tour.
May 09, 2012
USS Arizona Memorial Turns 50
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial and to recognize Memorial Day 2012, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument will be hosting a number of special events at the end of May.
March 01, 2012
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Boost Local Economy
A new NPS report shows that Pearl Harbor Historic Sites bring visitors and money, supporting jobs and the local economy.
January 31, 2012
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Offer Online Reservations
Beginning February 16, 2012, visitors to Pearl Harbor Historic Sites may reserve their tour tickets online at www.Recreation.gov.
September 08, 2010
visitor center parking restrictions
Parking for private vehicles will be further restricted at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for the coming months as the new parking lot surrounding the visitor center is built.
May 27, 2010
Passing of John Finn WWII Medal of Honor recipient
Passing of John Finn, WWII Medal of Honor recipient
April 18, 2010
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites mark National Park Week by offering free admission to military
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites mark National Park Week by offering free admission to military on April 18, 2010.
March 30, 2010
Temporary Suspension of Scheduled Boat Tours to the USS Arizona Memorial
There will be a temporary suspension of scheduled boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial April 5-14, 2010.
December 13, 2009
Temporary Suspension of Scheduled Boat Tours to the USS Arizona Memorial
Regular boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial will not be operating on several dates due to construction work of the boat docks.
December 09, 2009
Holiday Lights Tours- 2009
The U.S. Navy and National Park Service will be offering free evening boat tours of Pearl Harbor that are open to the public on December 18-20, 2009.
November 25, 2009
68th Anniversay of the Pearl Harbor Attack
The National Park Service and the U. S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7.
July 14, 2009
Tule Lake Unit Dedicated
On Friday, July 3, nearly 700 people attended a dedication ceremony for the new Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument on the site of the former Tule Lake Segregation Center in Newell, California.
May 13, 2009
Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Free to Military Personnel and Families Memorial Day- 2009
Admission to all Pearl Harbor Historic
Sites will be free this Memorial Day, May 25,2009, for active duty, reserve, auxiliary and retired U.S. military personnel and their dependants.
April 14, 2009
The USS Arizona Memorial will close early on April 23, 2009
The USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center will close one hour early on April 23, 2009. This is due to a temporary water shutoff connected with construction activities of the new visitor center campus.
April 09, 2009
USS Arizona Memorial and U.S. Navy to Dedicate New Biodiesel Ferry Boat
No abstract supplied.
April 07, 2009
NPF Junior Ranger Contest
The non-profit, National Parks Foundation is honoring Junior Ranger Day 2009 (April 25th) with a junior ranger essay contest.
March 23, 2009
Pile Driving to Begin at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
No abstract supplied.
February 10, 2009
USS Arizona Memorial Brings a New Dimension to an Underwater Icon
The National Park Service (NPS) is adding an entirely new dimension to the visitor experience and ongoing research at the USS Arizona Memorial by capturing the submerged battleship in stereoscopic three-dimensional high definition (3D HD).
December 30, 2008
holiday lights tours-2008
The U.S. Navy and National Park Service will be offering free evening boat tours of Pearl Harbor that are open to the public on December 19-21, 2008.
December 11, 2008
Closure of the memorial
Due to heavy rain and wind on the island of Oahu, the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center and Museum are closed for the day.
December 05, 2008
President Bush signs the Presidential Proclamation Designating the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
November 19, 2008
67th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
The National Park Service and the U. S. Navy will host a joint memorial ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2008.
October 30, 2008
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Groundbreaking
The public is invited to the historic new Pearl Harbor Visitor Center groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.
September 15, 2008
Paul DePrey has been selected as the new Superintendent for the USS Arizona Memorial.
August 21, 2008
Preview the New Pearl Harbor Museum and Visitor Center
Invitation to Preview The New Pearl Harbor Museum & Visitor Center at the USS Arizona Memorial.
July 04, 2008
Bell Tolls for Freedom
Six Pearl Harbor Survivors and seven Active Duty Military personnel participated in the tolling of the historic bell of the USS Arizona Battleship on July 4.
April 26, 2008
JR Rangers and PH Survivors
This Saturday, April 26, 2008, young people visiting the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center will have the opportunity to meet Pearl Harbor Survivors and explore historical objects from the Arizona.
February 22, 2008
Boat Tours Temporaily Unavailable
Boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial were temporarily interrupted today, due to an unsafe dock condition at the visitor center.
January 08, 2008
Commercial Use Authorization Program
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO BE PART OF A TOWN HALL TYPE MEETING WITH COMMERCIAL TOUR OPERATORS AT THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL REGARDING THE FUTURE COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM.
December 18, 2007
Holiday Lights Tours
Free Pearl Harbor Holiday Lights Boat Tours
November 19, 2007
December 7th Anniversary events 2007
The following is general information that we hope will be useful to you regarding the events that have been planned to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
September 06, 2007
The War Premier
"The War" premieres at the USS Arizona Memorial.
August 24, 2007
Centennial Initiative USS Arizona Memorial
Centennial proposals eligible for matching funds.
February 26, 2007
Public Comments Sought on Proposed Project to Replace the Visitor Center at The USS Arizona Memorial
Thomas Fake, Regional Project Director for the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center planning, announced the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) for public review.
November 09, 2006
Pearl Harbor 65th Anniversary: "A NATION REMEMBERS"
The following is general information that we hope will be useful to you regarding the multitude of events that have been planned to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
October 11, 2006
Response to Inquiries Concerning Pearl Harbor Day Events
The following information provides responses to inquiries concerning Pearl Harbor Day events.
August 09, 2006
Replacement of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
The public is invited to be part of the planning for the replacement of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor, O’ahu.
June 09, 2005
Video Teleconference Program - "Witness-to-History"
Not everyone can visit the USS Arizona Memorial personally. But with Witness to History educational programs like the Pearl Harbor Interview Series, students nationwide can learn about the events surrounding December 7, 1941.
January 11, 2004
USS Arizona Memorial Volunteers Honored
Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle honored the volunteers for dedicating over 3,000 lifetime service hours.