Planning your trip to Pearl Harbor made easy. There are a total of 4 sites at Pearl Harbor: the USS Arizona Battleship and Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum, the USS Missouri Battleship and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Where do you eat? Gift Shops? Ticket Prices? Museum? How much time do you have? Are you in a rush? Flying in before a flight?
We will dissect Pearl Harbor starting from the Arizona Memorial, to the USS Missouri, to walk up tickets at Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Visitors Center Operating Hours
Open: 0700-1700 Daily
Closed: Thanksgiving, 25 December, and 1 January
Each year the National Park receives approximately 1,700,00 visitors. The interpretive programs include a 23-minute documentary film about the attack and a boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial. USS Arizona Memorial programs are available daily, every 15 minutes, from 0730 to 1500. There are no tickets available from 1200 to 1300 each day.
Walk-up Tickets at Pearl Harbor
Each day there are 1500 tickets available for walk-up visitors. At 0700 each morning, the Pearl Harbor visitors center opens its doors to accommodate walk up tickets. During peak seasons, December 20 - January 10 and March 15 - August 15, walk-up tickets run out quickly. On the busiest day of the year 26 and 27 December walk-up tickets run out by 0830AM. Each day visitors to Pearl Harbor start to line up outside the visitors center at 0600. If you get there late, you may not get the tickets you need, and may be stuck waiting hours to see the Arizona Memorial. The National Park staff will issue tickets on a first come first serve basis. Arriving late may result in ticket times for the Arizona Program of 3:00 pm or the worst case scenario no tickets. There are stand-by opportunities if you are persistent.
Ordering tickets On-Line
Tickets are released both 24 hours and 60 days in advance at 0700 Pacific Standard time. You must register at www.recreation.gov to be eligible to reserve tickets. Below your will see available ticket times for pre-order. When the clock strikes 0700, tickets sell out fast. Ordering tickets ahead of time requires speed and accuracy, as you are competing against other visitor’s and tour operators.
Map of Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
The boundaries of the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center managed by the National Park Service are highlighted in green.
Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818
There are three parking lots fronting the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Taxis can be found near the commercial parking lot. The pick-up locations for Uber and Lyft are also located near the commercial parking lot.