Pearl Harbor Memorials


Planning Guide for Visiting Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor is an iconic location, a major piece of the history of not just Hawaii, but of the United States and the world. The December 7, 1941 attack changed... Read More

Why Was the USS Utah Targeted?

By: Mark Loproto

Given the intent of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a question pops up when the events of the day are examined. It’s widely known... Read More

Facts About the USS Oklahoma

By: Mark Loproto

During the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy suffered the loss of several vessels vital to the fleet's strength. Among them was the USS Oklahoma, a battleship... Read More

Facts about the USS Arizona (BB-39)

By: Mark Loproto

When people discuss the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s difficult not to bring up the USS Arizona. Considered one of the greatest tragedies of that day, the mighty Pennsylvania-class battleship... Read More

Visitor Etiquette at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Over 2,400 Americans were killed during the Japanese attack on December 7th, 1941. After the war that ensued finally ended, the United States sought a means of memorializing the men... Read More

Memorializing the War: The Best World War II Memorials

By: Steve Fagaly

Conflicts throughout the years and the American heroes who fought in them need to be memorialized and remembered, if not for their sake then to remind us of the perils we once... Read More

Pearl Harbor Anniversary: 75 Years of the American Spirit

By: Andrew McKinley

December 7, 2016, will mark the 75th Pearl Harbor anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Looking back on that day, consider what Pearl Harbor meant at the time that... Read More

Tips for Visiting the USS Bowfin Submarine

By: J. Owen

Every once in a while a submarine movie comes out and people travel in droves to the USS Bowfin Submarine to see what life was like for the sailors who... Read More

Visit the Historic Museums of Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

Every year, the museums of Pearl Harbor get better and better. More exhibits arrive and there is more to see. If you want to learn the history of the "Date that... Read More

Battleship Missouri

By: J. Owen

Nicknamed the “Mighty Mo”, the USS Missouri is perhaps the world’s most famous battleship. She is the biggest and one of the last to retire. She is best known as... Read More

Pacific Aviation Museum

By: J. Owen

The Pacific Aviation Museum is located in converted aircraft hangars at Luke field on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor. It grows in exhibits and popularity each year... Read More