Nearby Attractions

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

In addition to WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, you may also like to visit the following Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Tickets and transportation for all three sites can be accessed at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

You can also make reservations online for the Passport to Pearl Harbor, which includes the USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour, and admission to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

 
The Battleship Missouri at sunset.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

The Battleship Missouri, also known as "Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo," is a US Navy battleship named in honor of the state of Missouri. The USS Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the Japanese surrender on Sept 2, 1945, marking the end of WWII. The Battleship Missouri Memorial offers two daily tours, as well as much more to explore at your own pace!

 
Visitors walk on the USS Bowfin submarine.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII and helped to make famous the term, "Silent Service." Bowfin was launched on Dec. 7, 1942, exactly one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that she is permanently homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 
North American B-25B Mitchell bomber in Hangar 37.

The Pacific Aviation Museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits, most directly relating to the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec 7, 1941, and to World War II. The museum, located on Ford Island, occupies two hangars and the Ford Island Control Tower that still bear the scars of our nation's aviation battlefield.
 

Historic Sites on Oahu
Just a short drive from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, here are other sites to visit on the island.
 
An aerial view of Diamond Head.
Diamond Head

Diamond Head is a crater formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive volcanic eruption. Today, Diamond Head (Lē'ahi in Hawaiian) sits on the eastern edge of Waikiki's coastline and is known for its historic hiking, stunning views, and military history.

 
The outside of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI.

Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum is a history and science museum located in Honolulu's historic Kalihi district. This museum houses the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts. It was built in 1889 by Charles Bishop in memory of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

 
A wide view of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, is a national cemetery located at Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu. It serves as a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who have given their lives. Millions of people visit the cemetery each year. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hawaii.
 
A view of the Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace was the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy. A visit will take you back to the time of King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani. The palace, dedicated in 1882, is now open to the public as a museum. It was the only official state residence of royalty in the US.
 

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Mailing Address:

National Park Service
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
1845 Wasp Blvd. Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Phone:

(808) 422-3399

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