Temporary Closure For USS Arizona Memorial
Visitor access to the USS Arizona Memorial has been suspended 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. The National Park Service has awarded the contract for repair of the anchoring system. Repairs are projected to be complete by fall 2019 and in time for the next December 7 remembrance, provided no issues arise during the construction period. We appreciate the public's continued patience as we work as fast as possible to fix the dock at the USS Arizona Memorial. Updates will be provided on our website and Facebook page.
What Can I Do Instead?
In lieu of USS Arizona Memorial programs, visitors are taken on a 15-minute narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row, very near to the USS Arizona Memorial. Tickets are still required. Visitors can reserve tickets online at www.recreation.gov or come to the visitor center for same-day walk-in tickets. The visitor center, museums, and bookstore are still open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week, and our partner sites – the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – are open as usual.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitor center, two museums, and USS Arizona Memorial program are free for all visitors. The visitor center is closed three days a year: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
Programs to the USS Arizona Memorial run about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and include:
- A 23-minute documentary film in our Pearl Harbor Visitor Center theater
- A boat ride to the memorial
- Fifteen minutes at the memorial
- A boat ride back to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Timed programs to the USS Arizona Memorial:
- Programs run every 15 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m.
- No programs run at 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- The last timed program is at 3:00 p.m.
Please be aware that boat rides out to the USS Arizona Memorial are sometimes suspended or cancelled due to high winds. This decision is made by the U.S. Navy, which operates the boats to the memorial. Please go to our facebook page for updated information on boat ride suspensions and cancellations.
The USS Oklahoma Memorial and USS Utah Memorial are both located on Ford Island. Visitors can access the USS Oklahoma Memorial via a shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. However, the USS Utah Memorial is not available to the public via shuttle. Access is currently limited to visitors who have military base access.
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is the portal for all visitors to Pearl Harbor. It consistently ranks among the top three most heavily-visited tourist destinations in the State of Hawai'i. Visitors should expect heavy visitation throughout the year, but our busiest seasons are summertime, winter holidays, and spring break. During these times, we often run out of tickets by mid-morning, so reservations are recommended.