USS Missouri


Lesser-Known Facts About USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Why Is the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Best Pearl Harbor Tours for History Buffs

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Atomic Bomb Exhibit Comes to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Pearl Harbor Sites in Chronological Order

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

A Complete Guide to Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Preserving the Museum Ships of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Why a Pearl Harbor Tour Provides the Most Information

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Battleship Missouri Marked a Major Milestone

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Why Pay for a Pearl Harbor Tour?

By: Mark Loproto

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... 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

Pearl Harbor Tours from Ko Olina

By: Mark Loproto

When you start comparing the various official Pearl Harbor tours, you’re going to find that most of them originate in Waikiki. This makes sense, since the majority of hotels are... Read More

Popular Pearl Harbor Tours for 2019

By: Mark Loproto

Knowing which Pearl Harbor tours are the most popular isn’t about following the herd. There's a reason some tours attract more guests than others. There are many great tours of... Read More

The Most Worry-Free Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

When you book a tour or other adventure in Hawaii, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by details. What about food? How are you going to get to your destination?... Read More

Organizing Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

You're coming to Hawaii, and near the top of your list of things to do while you're here is a visit to Pearl Harbor. There's a lot to see at... Read More

Should I Cancel My Visit to Pearl Harbor If It Rains?

By: Kellar Ellsworth

Pearl Harbor, one of the most historically significant sites in the United States, is also located in one of the most beautiful places in the world: on the Hawaiian island... Read More

Don’t Miss These Pearl Harbor Photo Ops

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a tour of Pearl Harbor and find yourself immersed in the history and surrounded by hundreds of other curious visitors, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed.... Read More

The Final Decommissioning of USS Missouri

By: Mark Loproto

Construction of USS Missouri (BB-63) began almost a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it wasn’t until June 11, 1944, that she was commissioned into the United States... Read More

4th of July Fireworks over Honolulu

By: Mark Loproto

People in Hawaii are known for their love of fireworks. Any holiday is an excuse for a good pyrotechnic show. In fact,  the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on... Read More

Pearl Harbor Terminology – Battleship Row

By: Mark Loproto

Any discussion of the attack on Pearl Harbor includes references to something called “Battleship Row.” In your mind, you may be picturing a row of battleships lined up within the... Read More

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