Pearl Harbor Tour
A self-guided tour of historic Pearl Harbor, which is located
on the south coast of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Includes information about the USS Arizona and USS Utah Memorials,
tours of the USS Missouri Battleship and the USS
Bowfin Submarine, an introduction to Ford Island, and more.
Most visitors to Pearl Harbor see the USS Arizona
Memorial and the Bowfin Submarine first,
because they are located near each other, and then
they take the shuttle to Ford Island to visit
the USS Missouri Battleship. The USS Arizona
and the USS Missouri are actually located right
next to each other in the water off of Ford Island,
but the launch site for the tour boats going to the
Arizona Memorial are near the
Bowfin Submarine Museum and Tour.
USS Arizona Memorial
This memorial sits above the site where the USS Arizona
battleship was sunk during the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Tours are free,
and they include a film about the attack and boat
transportation to the memorial.
USS Missouri Battleship Tour
This 108 foot United States
battleship was the site where Japan signed
the formal instrument of surrender,
effectively ending World War II in 1945.
The ceremony was conducted by General
Douglas MacArthur. The ship was retired
in 1992 and pubic tours have been offered
USS Bowfin Submarine Tour
This World War II submarine is now part of a
memorial park in Pearl Harbor, which includes a
10,000 square foot indoor museum, an outdoor
museum, and tours of the submarine itself.
USS Utah Memorial
A memorial to the 58 crew members
who died inside the ship during the World War
II Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Friends of the USS Utah Memorial
Ford Island in Pearl Harbor
There are plaques on Ford Island to mark the spots
where the eighteen battleships were sunk during the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There is a memorial
to the USS Arizona that was dedicated by the Navy
Club in 1955. There is also a plaque welded to the
deck of the sunken USS Utah battleship,which is
resting on the bottom of the harbor on the opposite
side of Pearl Harbor.
More About Visiting Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is located on the south shore
of Oahu and it is the largest harbor in Hawaii
and it is also a United States National
Historic Landmark. It is most famous for
the December 1941 surprise air raid by the
Japanese during World War II. This Web site
was produced by the United States Navy
and it includes information
such as Pearl Harbor history, visitor
attractions, and lodging.
More About the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Aerial Photos of Pearl Harbor
Introduction to Pearl Harbor
Oahu Island - Main Menu
Islands of Hawaii
Hawaii for Visitors
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