Visit Pearl Harbor
75 years since the attack
On December 7, 1941, the world was forever changed when the Japanese launched an attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was one of the most defining moments of US history, bringing the US into World War II, changing the balance of power of the world, and cementing the Unites States’ status as a global superpower.
As President Roosevelt said in his speech to Congress, December 7, 1941 was “a date which will live in infamy.” 2016 marked the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and saw many of the remaining survivors from the attack return to the site to commemorate that fateful day and to remember their fallen comrades.
It’s important to know the history of this event when visiting Pearl Harbor, as it marks the spot where the United States was drawn into the Second World War.
Plan Ahead to Visit Pearl Harbor
More than 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the site remains the most visited on the island of Oahu and there are many memorials, exhibits, and other historic sites to explore.
When organizing your Pearl Harbor tours, make sure you plan early. Tours sell out fast, so book with plenty of advance notice and avoid hassle and disappointment.
If you are staying on Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island, you can book a Pearl Harbor tour that includes flight, transportation and ticket cost.
Things to See at Pearl Harbor
- USS Arizona Memorial
- Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
- Battleship Missouri Memorial
- USS Oklahoma Memorial
- Pacific Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Hours
Pearl Harbor is open every day of the year except New Year’s Day (January 1), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (December 25). The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.