Pearl Harbor Historic Parks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial?

Wall-in tickets are available daily, beginning at 7AM. There is no cost for walk-in tickets at the Visitors Center. However, tickets sell out quickly during the busy seasons (summer, spring break, and winter holidays). You may not be able to secure tickets for the desired tour time.

If you choose to book with a tour operator, tickets will be secured in advance for you.

You may also secure tickets in advance online at recreation.gov. Tickets go live at 7AM Hawaii Standard Time and sell out within seconds.

How much do tickets cost?

Pearl Harbor is split into 4 sites, each requiring separate admission. Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial can be secured, free of charge, at the Visitors Center on a first come first serve basis. Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial can also be secured online in advance for a $1.00 reservation fee.

USS Bowfin Submarine: $15 Adult / $7 Child (ages 4-12)
USS Missouri Battleship: $29 Adult / $13 Child (ages 4-12)
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum: $25 Adult / $12 Child (ages 4-12)
*Military and Kama’aina discounts may be available at time of purchase

Where do I park when visiting Pearl Harbor?

Visitors parking lot is located across the street on the right when turning into the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. Please see the map on our page Plan Your Trip.

How do I get to Pearl Harbor?

Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, HI 96818
Directions from Waikiki: Take Ala Wai Blvd and McCully St to I-H-1 West. Follow H-1 West and H-201 West to Moanalua Rd in Halawa. Take the exit towards Stadium Aiea from H-201W. Take Aiea Access rd and HI-99E to Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. Destination will be on your right.

Directions from Kapolei: Take H-1 East from Kamaaha Ave and Kealanani Ave. Follow H-1 East to Maoanalua Rd in Halawa. Take exit towards Stadium Aiea from HI-78 W/H-201W. Take Aiea Access Rd and HI-99 to Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. Destination will be on your right.

Uber, Lyft, and taxi options are also available.

What bus do I need to catch from Waikiki to get to Pearl Harbor?

What is the Bag policy at Pearl Harbor?

No bags, purses, and items that provide concealment are authorized within the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center OR on within any vehicles entering Ford Island. This includes camera bags, diaper bags, backpacks, and handbags. If you need to bring medications, Epi-pen, or other required items, you may do so in a clear plastic bag.

All other items may be checked at bag storage located outside the Visitors Center. Additional costs may apply.

We highly recommend wearing clothing with pockets to store small personal items such as phone, wallet, or keys.

What is the difference between the USS Arizona BB39 and the USS Arizona Memorial?

When will the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park resume normal operation?

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is currently undergoing major expansion and renovation project, which involves the temporary closure of the museum and other exhibits and parts of the Park. The USS Bowfin itself remains open during this improvement project. The schedule completion date of the USS Bowfin Submarine and Park is expected in January-February of 2020.

The park has expertly planned the demolition and rehabilitation of the park, allowing access to the Submarine and certain sections. The bathrooms, gift shop and hotdog stand remains open.

Is the park wheelchair accessible?

All sites are wheelchair accessible, excluding the USS Bowfin Submarine and USS Missouri Battleship.

Can I book a private tour of Pearl Harbor?

What are the best sites for young children?

How often do the shuttles run between the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and Ford Island (USS Missouri and Aviation Museum)?

What is the Operating hours of the USS Missouri?

What is the operating hours of the USS Bowfin?

What is the operating hours of the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center?

What should I wear when visiting Pearl Harbor?

Can we store our bags at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center?

Historical Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Japan attack the United States?

How many ships were sunk at Pearl Harbor?

How many people died at Pearl Harbor?

How many civilians died during the Attack?

How many ships were at Pearl Harbor?

What kind of planes did the Japanese use during the attack?

Who was in command of the Pacific Fleet?

Why didn’t we see the Japanese planes approaching Hawaii?