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Lesser-Known Facts About USS Missouri

May 14, 2021 ·  
A tour of the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor brings with it an abundance of information. While schools teach the main events of World War II, it’s unlikely that the curriculum calls for an in-depth look at the USS Missouri (BB-63), one of the most iconic ships of the conflict. While nothing beats an in-person […]
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Why Is the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor?

March 06, 2020 ·  
On September 2, 1945, representatives of the United States and the Allied nations met with Japanese officials for the signing of the Instrument of Surrender. It was the event that officially ended World War II. The ceremony took place aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63), a battleship that would go on to have a long and […]
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Best Pearl Harbor Tours for History Buffs

February 25, 2020 ·  
While it's true that every Pearl Harbor tour is great for anyone interested in history, some offer more than others. Someone who considers themselves a real history buff may not be satisfied with one of the shorter Pearl Harbor tours, which may visit one or two historic sites. They would likely want an itinerary that […]
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Atomic Bomb Exhibit Comes to Pearl Harbor

February 22, 2020 ·  
After a grueling period of conflict and bloody battles, the United States made the difficult decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan. The devastation caused by the bombings of two Japanese cities put into motion the surrender of the Empire of Japan, though at the cost of hundreds of thousands of civilian lives. In […]
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Pearl Harbor Sites in Chronological Order

February 07, 2020 ·  
Pearl Harbor tours are planned out with predetermined itineraries based on each site's location rather than a historical timeline. If you consider the Pearl Harbor sites in chronological order, each one has its place in the timeline of the Pearl Harbor attack and the history of World War II and beyond. The Pearl Harbor Visitor […]
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A Complete Guide to Pearl Harbor Tours

February 05, 2020 ·  
To get the most of your time at Pearl Harbor, an organized tour is highly recommended. It’s the most efficient way to explore the history of December 7, 1941. To help you prepare for your visit, we’ve compiled this definitive guide to Pearl Harbor tours that covers what there is to see, which tours include […]
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Preserving the Museum Ships of Pearl Harbor

January 18, 2020 ·  
The Battleship Missouri and Bowfin submarine are each more than 75 years old. The War in the Pacific put plenty of wear on each vessel, yet when visitors gaze up at these historic beauties, they don’t see aging warships. Bowfin and Missouri may not look like they were just launched yesterday, but these Pearl Harbor […]
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Why a Pearl Harbor Tour Provides the Most Information

January 16, 2020 ·  
There are many reasons to visit Pearl Harbor. At the top on the list is to pay respects to the more than 2,400 brave Americans who died in the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack. Also high on the list is to become better educated about the events of that tragic morning. There are also many […]
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Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

January 10, 2020 ·  
On December 28, 2019, the Battleship Missouri marked a major milestone as she welcomed her nine-millionth visitor, a number that shows just how popular Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are. The history of USS Missouri (BB-63) begins not with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but later in the course of the War in the Pacific, when […]
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Why Pay for a Pearl Harbor Tour?

September 20, 2019 ·  
One of the first pieces of information about visiting Pearl Harbor you're likely to come across is that tickets for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, including the USS Arizona Memorial program, are free. Which brings up the very reasonable question, "Why pay for a Pearl Harbor tour?" Actually, there are several good reasons. Let’s take […]
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