Resting in a tranquil bay once frequented by oyster farmers, the war memorials at Pearl Harbor are some of the most visited attractions in Hawaii. More than one million tourists and locals stop by every year to remember the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and to pay respect to those who fought in World War II.
Several memorials and museums portray the significance of the Pearl Harbor attack. The USS Arizona Memorial offers a significant and sombre offshore tribute to those who died in the attack. You can board a boat to the memorial, which sits atop the remains of the sunken battleship and the 1,177 crew persons who died there.
Don’t miss the narrated history of Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. You can experience Pearl Harbor with knowledgeable guides who take you to the USS Arizona site and the USS Missouri and USS Bowfin.
You can reach Pearl Harbor by car along the Kamehameha Highway, then use the on-site parking. Buses offer direct routes from Honolulu and Waikiki. You can also use rideshare services, taxis and hotel shuttles.