USS Arizona Memorial


The Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of 1,177 Sailors and Marines killed during the attack at Pearl Harbor.  The surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941 secured the United States involvement in World War II.  The memorial is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces to protect our freedom and our way of life.


The architect of the Arizona Memorial, Alfred Preis, fled Vienna, Austria in 1939 in the face of the German annexation of his homeland and emigrated to the U.S. with the help of the Catholic Refugee Association. He settled in Honolulu, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor he was detained for three months at the Sand Island Detainment Camp. The Memorial was dedicated by John F. Kennedy in 1962.

Plan Your Visit

The Arizona Memorial program consist of a 23-minute video followed by a harbor tour via Navy ship. On the harbor tour, you will have an opportunity to see the sunken Memorial and Battle Ship Row.  From this vantage point you will be able to see the USS Missouri and the mooring quays marking the location of Battleship row and the active military fleet. Tour guides are not permitted to attend this program, as it is run by the National Park Service.

Walk-up tickets are available daily at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, beginning at 7AM. Tickets are required for the movie and shuttle boat access to the USS Arizona Memorial, which depart every 15 minutes. Please visit our Plan Your Trip page for more information on securing tickets.