The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
Timed programs to the USS Arizona Memorial begin at 7:30 a.m. and run through 3:00 p.m. daily, starting every 15 minutes (except for 12:15 and 12:30).
Programs to the USS Arizona Memorial include a 23-minute documentary film, followed by a boat ride to the memorial. All together, the program lasts about one hour and fifteen minutes.
Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial are always free. Over 1, 000 free tickets are handed out daily on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can also be made up to two months in advance.
Please be aware that boat rides out to the USS Arizona Memorial are sometimes suspended due to high winds. This decision is made by the U.S. Navy, which operates the boats out to the Memorial. If tours are suspended, they will resume once the wind subsides. Go to our facebook page for updated information on boat ride suspensions.
The USS Oklahoma Memorial and USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island are both open from dawn to dusk; visitors can access the USS Oklahoma Memorial via a shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. However, the USS Utah Memorial is not currently available to the public via shuttle. Access is currently limited to visitors who have military base access.
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is the portal for all visitors to Pearl Harbor, and it consistently ranks among the top three most heavily-visited tourist destinations in the State of Hawaii. Visitors should expect heavy visitation throughout the year, but our busiest seasons are during the summer, winter holidays, and spring break.