Monday, March 23, 2015

Visiting Pearl Harbor


The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is a member of the Pearl Harbor Historic Partners, four seperate organizations that cooperate in telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the history of the War in the Pacific.
Bowfin Park is a privately operated non-profit institution that relies on admission fees and gift shop sales to maintain the historic World War II submarine USS Bowfin and the adjacent Pacific Submarine Museum.
arizona-memorialThe USS Arizona Memorial, now part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (see below), is operated by the National Park Service. Admission is free (tax supported). The new Visitor Center is under construction, and should be completed soon.
The USS Oklahoma Memorial is also part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific Mational Monument, and operated by the National Park Service. It is located on Ford Island, just outside the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Admission is free.
missouri-bowBattleship Missouri Memorial - Pier Foxtrot 5, Pearl Harbor - See the Mighty Mo, veteran of three wars and the site of Japan's surrender at the conclusion of the Second World War.  Walk the decks of one of America's most formitable warships, and imagine the power of her nine 16-inch guns.
Pacific Aviation Museum

Pacific Aviation Museum - Pearl Harbor, located on Ford Island in the original hangers that survived the attack that brought America into the War in the Pacific.  The museum features a fantastic array of vintage aircraft, many fully restored and others being prepared for future display. Flight Simulators, the Museum Store, and the Laniākea Café help make this a must-see stop on your visit to Pearl Harbor.

There is a charge to visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum, which are operated, as we are, by private, non-profit groups.

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Protected Sites
Attu Battlefield, Attu Island, AK
B-24 Crash Site, Atka Island, AK
Battleship Row Moorings, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI
Chief Petty Officer Bungalows, Ford Island, Honolulu, HI
Japanese Occupation Site, Kiska, AK
Tule Lake Japanese Internment Camp, Newell, CA
USS Arizona Memorial and Halawa Landing, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI
USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI
USS Utah Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI
Recognized Sites 
Battleship USS Missouri, Honolulu, HI
Blunts Point Battery, American Samoa
Ewa Field, Oahu, HI
Guadacanal, Guadacanal
I-401 Japanese submarine, Off Oahu, HI
Iwo Jima, Iwo Jima
Landing Beaches, Aslito-Isley Field & MarpiPoint, CNMI
Midget Submarine, Off Oahu, HI
Midway WWII Facilities, Midway
Pacific Aviation Museum, Honolulu, HI
Punchbowl National Cemetary, Honolulu, HI
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP, San Francisco, CA
Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island, CNMI
USS Bowfin, Honolulu, HI
USS Yorktown, off Midway
Wake Island, Wake Island
War in the Pacific National Historic Park, Guam
Wendover Airfield, Wendover, UT

General Information for Visitors to Hawaii

For more information on visiting the Islands, go to Hawaii's Official Tourism Site. Be sure to click on "Stories of Hawaii" and follow Historian Daniel Martinez in "Pearl Harbor and Beyond" as he takes you to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and other Oahu landmarks.