Visiting Pearl Harbor


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

The Admiral Clarey Bridge

By: Mark Loproto

From the moment you arrive at Pearl Harbor and step through the main entrance into the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’ll find that there is much to take in. There... Read More

Hands-On with History

By: Mark Loproto

We all absorb information in different ways. Some can read through pages of textbooks and come away with a wealth of new knowledge. Others may require visual or audio aids.... Read More

Advantages of the Passport to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Are guided tours always the best way to visit Pearl Harbor? If you’re coming all the way to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor, you’re going to want to get the... Read More

How Can I Minimize Walking at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

A visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is primarily a walking experience. From the moment you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’re... Read More

Royal Hawaiian Band Kicks Off 2018 Commemorations

By: Mark Loproto

When the end of the year rolls around, many people become engrossed in the holiday season. At Pearl Harbor, however, there is an event that draws even more attention, one... Read More

Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Outdoor Exhibits

By: Mark Loproto

One of the main attractions of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. In addition to the iconic submarine herself, the site features an... 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

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

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

The Conning Tower of the USS Parche

By: Mark Loproto

During your explorations of Pearl Harbor, you find tributes to some of the iconic ships of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack and World War II. There’s an anchor from... Read More

Sights of Oahu – Explore the History, Enjoy the Adventure

By: Mark Loproto

There are many reasons why a trip to Oahu should be on everyone’s bucket list, but there's one that may not have occurred to you. On the southern coast of... Read More

The Mighty Mo: The American Symbol of Victory

By: Mark Loproto

When you visit the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, you’ll be able to walk within and aboard the Battleship Missouri (BB-63), affectionately known as the “Mighty Mo.”... Read More

The Monuments of Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

It’s sometimes difficult to get the full story about a historic event from one place. Artifacts are spread all over, and are often divided among different monuments of the event. One... Read More

75 Years of History in One Place

By: Mark Loproto

American history can be observed and experienced all across the United States. From the museums in Washington DC to the Old West landmarks along Route 66, you’re never too far from a... Read More

Pearl Harbor Exhibits: Galleries of War

By: Mark Loproto

To learn about history, it’s often best to go directly to the source. To know about the people and the events that surround a notable event, hearing their words and... 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

Top Pearl Harbor Experiences You Can’t Miss

By: Tara Tyrrell

When you plan your trip to Pearl Harbor, try to factor in as many of these top Pearl Harbor experiences as possible. 1. Take a guided tour of the city... Read More

The All-Encompassing Pearl Harbor Experience

By: Mark Loproto

There are many ways you can brush up on your Pearl Harbor history. You can try to find old television specials, pick up published accounts, visit dedicated web sites and... Read More

In a Time Crunch? The Top Things to See and Do at Pearl Harbor

By: Steve Fagaly

Top Things to See and Do at Pearl Harbor In the years since the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, Oahu’s Pearl Harbor has become a tourist mecca, bringing in... Read More

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