Pacific Aviation Museum & USS Arizona Memorial Tour

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Pacific Aviation Museum & USS Arizona Memorial Tour

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

Overview

The Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour takes you to “bookends of World War II in the Pacific.” Your tour guide will take you to the spot where the USS Arizona was bombed, thrusting the United States into WWII. You will also board the “Mighty Mo,” where Japan finally surrendered, ending the war.

Highlights:

  • Stand above the USS Arizona Battleship on the Memorial
  • Tour the Pacific Aviation Museum
  • View the Bowfin Submarine from the Shore
  • Start at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
  • Punchbowl National Cemetery
  • Hawaii State Capitol Building
  • Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue

Activity Times:

6:30 AM

Activity Duration:

9 Hours


Upgrade Options:

Audio Tour and Lunch ($27.31)
Honolulu Holiday Lights ($25)

What’s Included?

  • All admissions included
  • Waikiki Round Trip Transporation
  • Watch a film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
  • Drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery
  • Drive through historic downtown Honolulu
  • Live historical narration by expert guide on drive to Pearl Harbor
  • See the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters building
  • See the “Black Tears of the Arizona”
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture

Audio Tour + Lunch Buffet ($27.31)

Lunch Buffet (5 fresh options including Vegetarian and Gluten free menu items)

  • Kalua Pork
  • BBQ Chicken or Mahimahi
  • House Tossed Salad
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Fountain Drink
  • Bottled water services
  • Local breakfast bars

Videos


Pacific Aviation Museum


Pearl Harbor Video


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!”

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.

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.

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!

Know before you book:

  • We encourage visitors to not bring bags to Pearl Harbor. There is often a line to put your bag in storage and to retrieve it. Standing in this long line may prevent you from getting your tickets for the Arizona Memorial. That is a mistake that you do not want to make.
  • The fee for baggage storage at Pearl Harbor is $5.00.
  • Tour buses do not permit guests to leave bags in the vehicle.
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