MEMORIAL ACCESS UPDATE: Visitor access to the USS Arizona Memorial has been suspended for several months due to movement of the loading dock and corresponding movement of the loading ramp to the memorial, which poses a safety concern for our visitors. While repairs are made, the memorial will remain closed through fall, with a reopening date expected to be AFTER October 1, 2018. The exact date of reopening is unknown. Please stay tuned for updates.
Despite this, USS Arizona Memorial programs are running as scheduled and tickets are still required. The program starts with a 25-minute documentary. Then instead of taking a boat to the memorial and disembarking there, visitors are taken on a narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row and the area around the USS Arizona Memorial. In total, the program takes about one hour. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, and bookstore are open as usual from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. Our partner sites – the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – are also open as usual.
- Entry to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free, including access to our two museums and exhibits along the harbor.
- Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial are free.
Over 1,300 tickets to the memorial are given away every day, starting when the monument opens at 7:00 a.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are issued to each individual visitor. Therefore, all individuals in your party must be present at the ticket counter at the time of issue.
During our busiest times (Christmas break, spring break, and summertime), we often run out of tickets early in the day. If you want to get a walk-in ticket during busy times, plan to arrive as early as possible.
Children do not need a ticket if they are small enough to sit on the lap of their guardian during the film and while on the boats to and from the USS Arizona Memorial. If they will be in their own seat, they need a ticket.