Pacific Aviation Museum & Arizona Memorial Tour

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

From: $103.99

Adults: $103.99
Children: $60.99

Visit two of the most iconic museums at the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Location: Pick-up in Waikiki 

Pick-up Time: 06:30 AM

Tour Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

Tour Description

Among the fascinating sites to see at Pearl Harbor, one of the newest is the Pacific Aviation Museum. Located on Ford Island, the museum is spread over two hangers and for many, is the highlight of their day at Pearl Harbor. Your tour begins with a visit to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, where you can explore the museums “Road to War” and Attack!”

Pacific Aviation Museum & Arizona Memorial Tour Includes:

  • Checkmark Explore the Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Checkmark Visit the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
  • Checkmark Board a Navy vessel to the Arizona Memorial
  • Checkmark Watch a film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
  • Checkmark Drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery
  • Checkmark Drive through historic downtown Honolulu and view:
    – `Iolani Palace
    – Kawaiahao Church
    – Mission Houses Museum
    – King Kamehameha Statue

After watching a short film about the attack, board a US Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, built over the wreckage of the fallen battleship. Pay your respects in the Shrine Room, where the names of the Arizona’s fallen are etched in marble.

Rainy Day Arizona Memorial

After your time on the memorial, you’re taken to Ford Island and the Pacific Aviation Museum. As you arrive, you’re greeted with the iconic red-and-white Ford Island Control Tower. Your museum visit begins in Hanger 37, with a brief film. Afterward, explore the exhibits including an actual Japanese Zero fighter plane. Next, visit Hanger 79 and its Korean War-era fighter planes. Be sure to look for the bullet holes in the glass of the hanger doors, a reminder of the devastation of the morning of December 7, 1941.

Pacific Aviation Museum at Sunset

As you return to Waikiki, a drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Puawaina (Punchbowl) Crater, lets you pay respects to the thousands of military members who found their final resting place in this serene location. Continue with a drive through historic downtown Honolulu, seeing the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, and Kawaiahou Church. Expert narration is given throughout this family-friendly tour that offers something for everyone!

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6 reviews for Pacific Aviation Museum & Arizona Memorial Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judianna

    An excellent learning environment regarding both the US and Japanese aircraft used during the 2nd WW in the Pacific. I really liked the huge floor maps of Hawaii and the Pacific. Make sure you visit BOTH hangars. When you see the bullet-shattered windows and the planes under restoration, you can almost hear the Zeroes whizzing overhead in an echo of a long ago December day.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hector

    If you are interested in aviation, especially WWII planes, this is the place to visit. It is full of history and many of the aircraft are being lovingly restored by volunteers. This museum is located on Ford Island, a short distance from the USS Missouri, so it makes sense to see both while there. Shuttles will transport you to and from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    JanHal

    My husband and I chose to purchase the Pacific Aviation Museum & Arizona Memorial Tour. Our tour guide, Rich, was so knowledgeable, and went above and beyond our expectations to make our visit informative, entertaining, and memorable. In addition to the older aircraft, there are quite a few planes and helicopters used in the Vietnam war.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimenez

    Apart from the WW2 aircraft, there are planes from Korean conflict, and a large number of modern jet fighters, some still in operation. There is a good simulator setup with several simulators that depict the P38 Lightening. The area also has a good eatery and well stocked gift shop. This museum appeals to anyone who loves history. It is on Ford Island and they have preserved the bullet holes in the glass windows of the hangers from the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shivam

    It’s obvious that allot of work has gone into making this museum happen. There are a few very nice aircraft on display in the main hangar along with some very interesting dioramas and large floor maps showing how the Pearl Harbor attack unfolded. Our tour guide had extensive knowledge and was great. Would definitely visit again if ever on Oahu. Highly recommend.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connie

    Just a fantastic collection of rare planes restored most of them and displayed in such a way that you feel you are back in time and you are in original old hangers with bullet holes from fighter planes still there from the day Pearl harbor was bombed. They explained what happened and not only that you can get into a fighter simulator and be part of it. Took our 8 year old and he actually paid attention during the entire 90 minute docent led tour of both hangars. Fun activities for kids during Biggest Little Airshow RC plane flight demonstrations.

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  • Round-Trip Transportation from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor
  • Live narration by Professional Tour Guide
  • Arizona Memorial Tickets
  • Battleship Missouri Admission ($25 Value)
  • Pacific Aviation Museum Admission & Guided Tour ($35 value)
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Admission ($12 value)
  • Lunch is included! Choose between: Turkey Sandwich, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Asian Chicken Salad, and Caesar Salad. All choices are served with a fountain drink and chefs dessert of the day.
  • Bottled water services and local breakfast bars will be provided.
  • There are snack shops and gift shops at Pearl Harbor
  • If you bring a bag, which you should not, you will pay a storage fee at Pearl Harbor. Bags cannot be left on tour vehicles.
  • Tour guide gratuity is not included & not required, but encouraged.

    What to Bring

  • Bring Government Issued ID
  • No Bags allowed at Pearl Harbor
  • Oahu often has severe traffic conditions. Please be aware that delays may occur.

What to Wear

  • Covered Shoes
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • No Swim Suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Shirts Required
  • Jackets are suggested in case of rain or strong wind

Cancellation Policy

  • Changes and cancellations are allowed up to 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

 

Cancellation Policy

VisitPearlHarbor.org is not responsible for and does not extend financial reimbursement for delays caused by factors such as traffic, weather, mechanical issues, or problems concerning Navy-operated shuttle boats.

Tour stops such as the Arizona Memorial, Dole, Pali Lookout, and others are not under the control of this website or the tour companies going there. Therefore, we do not guarantee admission or entrance to any sites not in our control. Refunds are not issued if access to any tour stop is denied for any reason.

However, we will request a refund or reimbursement for visitors in such cases. When reimbursements and refunds are issued by third party vendors, we always give them to our customers.

Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific is closed to commercial tours on Federal Holidays. Tours are unable to enter cemetery on those days.

As of May 2, 2011, all passengers traveling to Ford Island (including Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Missouri) must possess valid photo identification. This does not affect the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center.

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