Visiting Pearl Harbor


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

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

Pearl Harbor Souvenirs

By: Mark Loproto

Everybody loves to bring home keepsakes when they travel. When it comes to Pearl Harbor, souvenirs allow you to remember the experience of visiting this important historic site. The question... Read More

Fitting a Pearl Harbor Tour in to Your Schedule

By: Mark Loproto

It’s not easy finding time for everything you want to do during your Oahu vacation. With so much to do on the island in the limited time available—from adventures through... Read More

Why Tours Don’t Stop at Punchbowl Cemetery

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor tours are a convenient way to explore the history of December 7, 1941. That’s part of what makes them so popular. Most tours of Pearl Harbor also include... Read More

Common Myths About Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

During your research while deciding among the different Pearl Harbor tours, you may come across quite a few opinions about participating in tours in and why you’re better off going... Read More

Best—and Worst—Days to Visit Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

If you're among the thousands of people planning a trip to Hawaii over the holiday season, you're also probably starting to think about tours and activities while you're here, including... Read More

Should I Visit Pearl Harbor on December 7?

By: Mark Loproto

Each year on December 7, the nation remembers the brave servicemen who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military targets on Oahu. The more... 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

Tips for Your Inter-Island Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

If you’re staying on a Hawaiian island other than Oahu and want to visit Pearl Harbor; trying to coordinate flights and tours might at first glance seem like too much... 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

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

Your Time Aboard the USS Arizona Memorial

By: Mark Loproto

For many travelers to Oahu, visiting Pearl Harbor is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Even if you’re not a big history buff, it's still a place of great significance. Now that the... Read More

Considerations When Choosing a Pearl Harbor Tour

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor tours come in all shapes and sizes. Some take under five hours, others can run upwards of 11. There are those that visit every attraction and those that... 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

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