Historical Articles and Current News Articles - Pearl Harbor Reservations

World War II Aircraft: B-29 Superfortress

By: Mark Loproto

B-29 Superfortress: Born of Necessity The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 forced the United States into  military conflict with a powerful and bold opponent. The forces of... Read More

Last-Minute Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

Planning a vacation can be difficult. There are so many moving parts to make fit together. Flights, ground transportation, accommodations. That’s why, try as you might to get everything done... Read More

Will USS Arizona Ever Be Raised?

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu, was the site of a surprise attack that resulted in the loss of more than 2,400 lives. The primary... Read More

Best Pearl Harbor Tours for Shutterbugs

By: Mark Loproto

For any photography buff,  knowing how and where to get the best shots is vital, and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is no exception. There is so much to see... Read More

How Battleships Were Named

By: Mark Loproto

When learning about the ships that were at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, you may start to wonder about some of their names. For example, you might be thinking... Read More

Beyond Pearl Harbor – Other Sights on Tour

By: Mark Loproto

All Pearl Harbor tours include the USS Arizona Memorial program, and many add in some or all of the other attractions there. But what about after you've seen the Pearl... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial Reopens to Visitors

By: Mark Loproto

Undergoing critical repairs since May of 2018, the USS Arizona Memorial has been closed to the public. Beginning on September 1, 2019, visitors will once again be able to board... Read More

What Is Victory Disease?

By: Mark Loproto

Looking at the actions of the Japanese military during the early phases of the War in the Pacific, it’s reasonable to believe that they may have gotten overzealous with their... Read More

Veterans Day at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Every year on November 11th, the United States comes together to honor the men and women who served in the nation’s various branches of the military. Young and old are... Read More

Budget-Friendly Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

For many people, making—and sticking to—a budget is a factor in everything from planning a trip to the grocery store trip to deciding on details of a Hawaii vacation. Pearl... Read More

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

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