Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri Battleship, and more.
Tour Overview (*denotes stops made)
- Battleship Missouri Memorial walking tour – Walk in the footsteps of General MacArthur and experience the battleship’s most famous historic mission
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center* – Welcome to Pearl Harbor, your gateway to American wartime history. Here you will visit monuments and museums; see exhibit galleries and displays; and learn from Pearl Harbor survivors.
- USS Arizona Memorial* – The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Accessible only by boat, it is a place of contemplation, inspiration and reflection.
- Battleship Missouri Memorial* – Meet the Mighty Mo, the last battleship commissioned by the U.S. and the site of Japan’s WWII surrender. You’ll walk in the footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur as you envision the battleship’s most famous, historic mission.
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl – This beautifully maintained cemetery at Punchbowl is a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who gave up their lives in the line of duty. This is also the final resting place of Ellison Onizuka, the first astronaut from Hawaii who was in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
- Iolani Palace – This majestic structure was the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and is the only royal palace in the United States. It features American Florentine architecture seen nowhere else in the world.
- Kawaiahao Church – One of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaii, this church is often described as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. It was constructed from slabs of coral rock hand-chiseled by Hawaiian divers almost 200 years ago.
- Hawaii State Capitol Grounds – Includes the Father Damien Statue, a tribute to the Roman Catholic priest who died after 16 years of serving leprosy patients, the Eternal Flame, the Korean Vietnam War Memorial and the Liberty Bell.
- Honolulu City Hall – Known as Honolulu Hale (“building”), the city hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. The site of the chambers of the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu and the Honolulu City Council.
- Narrated Audio Tour at USS Arizona – Features the voices of Pearl Harbor survivors and noted National Park Service Pearl Harbor historian Daniel Martinez. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actor and WWII War in the Pacific veteran Tony Curtis. Audio tour includes the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and Road to War and Attack Museums Exhibit Galleries and Displays.
- “Road to War” and “Attack” Exhibit Galleries – These galleries located at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Centre display personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, artifacts of the battle and so much more.
- Ford Island (drive through) – Once used by ancient Hawaiians for a fertility ritual, this islet was the center of the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941. The island is host to many national memorials and continues to operate as the center of civilian military interactions.
- Downtown Honolulu – Keep an eye out for the beautiful golden statue of King Kamehameha the Great; Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States, Kawaiahao Church, Hawaii State Capital, and Honolulu City Hall.
About the Stars and Stripes Tour
“Stars & Stripes” is a fitting name for this emotionally resonating expedition that explores the legacy of Pearl Harbor and its profound impact on world history.
The journey begins at Pearl Harbor, with exhibits of personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, battle artifacts and real film footage of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. You will then travel by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, the sunken battleship where more than 1,100 of the ship’s crewmen lost their lives. The USS Arizona tour includes a special narrated audio tour, featuring the voices of Pearl Harbor survivors. While at the Battleship Missouri, also known as the Mighty Mo, you will hear colorful stories about the ship’s history and stand where Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepted the Instrument of Surrender from Japan that ultimately ended World War II.
After Pearl Harbor, sit back for a narrated drive to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, where many American men and women who died fighting for their country are buried. The trip culminates with a drive through historic Honolulu to see the area’s noteworthy landmarks—Hawaii State Capital, Honolulu City Hall, Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church.
- (Approximate timings) Tour A: 6.00am- 2.30pm
- Skip the line with reserved movie and shuttle tickets at Pearl Harbor
- Tour runs daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day when Pearl Harbor is closed
- Moderate walking, please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately
- You may want to bring light jacket in case of rain
- Due to security requirements at the USS Arizona Memorial, bags and purses are not allowed. Bags cannot be stored on the tour bus.
- Cameras are permitted but not camera bags. Strollers are not allowed in movie theater, on Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, or on the USS Arizona Memorial
- All admissions are included in ticket price
- Sliders Grill offers other items for purchase
- Locations/Routes and times may be modified or restricted due to national and state park advisories