Historical Articles and Current News Articles - Pearl Harbor Reservations

How Long Do Pearl Harbor Tours Last?

By: Mark Loproto

You've booked your flights to Hawaii. Got a great deal on a hotel. Now it's time to plan your activities while you're here. Whether it's your first time to the... Read More

Who Was Admiral Clarey?

By: Mark Loproto

Ford Island, in the middle of Pearl Harbor, is the location of several Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Today, it's connected to the rest of Oahu by a floating pontoon bridge... Read More

Pearl Harbor: What’s Not Included?

By: Mark Loproto

These days, it seems safe to assume that there are always hidden costs. Book a hotel room, and you can be sure you’ll be hit with a "resort fee." Purchase... Read More

Pearl Harbor Health and Safety Tips

By: Mark Loproto

As you’re preparing for your trip to Pearl Harbor and the excitement and anticipation build, you’ll probably find yourself making a lot of mental checklists. For an experience this important—and... Read More

Do Any Pearl Harbor Tours Visit Iolani Palace?

By: Mark Loproto

There is so much history on the island of Oahu and in many instances, you’ll be able to explore much of it when you embark on a tour of Pearl... Read More

Pearl Harbor Tours: Three Items Not To Forget

By: Mark Loproto

No matter what activities and tours you take part in during your Hawaiian vacation, whenever you leave the hotel you’re going to do that classic move of checking to make... Read More

What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

December 7th, 1941. Just before 0800 that Sunday morning, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.... Read More

Navy Ships Named for Pearl Harbor Heroes

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked by forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy. More than 2,400 Americans were killed during the raid and a legacy was born.... Read More

A Brush with the Enemy

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of December 7, 1941, an attacking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the Oahu naval base of Pearl Harbor. Those stationed at... Read More

What Is the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater?

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a Pearl Harbor tour, you see some of the most iconic locations on the island of Oahu. From the USS Arizona Memorial to the Pearl Harbor... Read More

The Admiral Clarey Bridge

By: Mark Loproto

From the moment you arrive at Pearl Harbor and step through the main entrance into the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’ll find that there is much to take in. There... Read More

Hands-On with History

By: Mark Loproto

We all absorb information in different ways. Some can read through pages of textbooks and come away with a wealth of new knowledge. Others may require visual or audio aids.... Read More

Restoring the Battleship Row Mooring Quays

By: Mark Loproto

When the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument was created in 2008, it included an often overlooked, albeit hard to miss, piece of Pearl Harbor history. Located... Read More

George Murray Turns 100

By: m gurnas

On March 31, 2019, George Murray, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by his wife of 72 years, four daughters, 10 grandchildren, and... Read More

Advantages of the Passport to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Are guided tours always the best way to visit Pearl Harbor? If you’re coming all the way to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor, you’re going to want to get the... Read More

Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

By: Mark Loproto

From February 19 to March 26, 1945, American and Japanese forces were locked in a grueling and bloody battle on the island of Iwo Jima. Taking the island would be... Read More

Advantages of a Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

Picture it. You wake up one morning during your Hawaiian getaway and decide you want to see what Pearl Harbor has to offer. You’ve heard so much about it and... Read More

An Unexpected Aviation Milestone

By: Mark Loproto

When Japan bombed the American Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, it set into motion a chain of events that changed the course of history. One immediate impact was on the... Read More

The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

By: Mark Loproto

On December 9, 1942, just over a year after the United States suffered the attack on Pearl Harbor, the keel of a new Casablanca–class escort carrier was laid down at... Read More

Pearl Harbor Heroes: Herbert C. Jones

By: Mark Loproto

As we’ve learned over time, heroes come in all ages, genders, and ethnicities. The attack on Pearl Harbor illustrates this point with the innumerable people who stepped up to help... Read More

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