Fees & Passes


  • Parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free.
  • Entry to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free, including access to our two museums ("Road to War" and the "Attack Gallery") 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 park 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.


Reserving Tickets
Reservations are not necessary, but they are recommended. Reserved tickets are separate from the 1,300 walk-in tickets handed out every day. Reserved ticket availability starts at 11:00 a.m. There are no early morning tickets available to reserve, as those tickets are kept for walk-in visitors. There is a reservation limit of 12 tickets per person per day.

There are two windows for making reservations:

  • The 60-day window: Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. That means on April 10, a reservation can be made for as far in advance as June 9. Tickets can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov. These tickets go quickly. Please log on as soon as possible to reserve. If you are within the 60-day window but the day you choose to reserve tickets for says that tickets are "not yet released," that means all 60-day window tickets are gone. The "not yet released" tickets will be released within the 24-hour window - more information below.
  • The 24-hour window: If you've tried to reserve tickets but found none are available during your visit, log onto recreation.gov on the day before your visit. Every day, www.recreation.gov releases a certain number of "next day" tickets, beginning at 7:00 a.m. HST. For example, if you want to visit on January 13, check for availability starting at 7:00 a.m. HST on January 12. Again, if you are looking for tickets within the 60-day window and it says tickets are "not yet released," that means all 60-day window tickets are gone. The remaining tickets will be released in this 24-hour window.

A non-refundable $1.00 convenience fee per reserved ticket will be charged. Please arrive an hour before your ticket time to pick up your tickets, see the harbor area, and tour our two museums before your program. At a minimum, please arrive five to ten minutes before your program to be sure you can enter the theater. If you are not here by your program time and we are out of walk-in tickets, your seats may be given away to visitors on standby.

Finally, if you make a reservation for a certain time but want to see if you can get earlier walk-in tickets, that is not a problem. Please let the front desk staff know you made reservations for a later time, so those tickets can go to someone else.


USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour
The National Park Service's USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour is not required for the USS Arizona Memorial program, but offers more in-depth information about the attack, as well as oral histories from Pearl Harbor Survivors. This self-guided narrated tour covers the "Path of Attack" Tour along the shoreline, in our two museums, and at the memorial. It is available in English, Italian, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin) and can be purchased for $7.50 per headset. It takes about two and a half hours to complete both the narrated tour and a visit to the memorial.

If you plan to make USS Arizona Memorial program reservations online, you will have the option to reserve headsets ahead of time.

Last updated: December 30, 2019

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial
1845 Wasp Blvd. Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818


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