Visiting Pearl Harbor


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

Pearl Harbor Etiquette

By: emerg

You’re in Hawaii having the holiday of a lifetime. You’ve been shopping, you’ve had a great time roaming the beaches, sunbathing and enjoying some icy cold cocktails. Now you’re planning... Read More

10 Tips for Visiting Pearl Harbor with Kids

By: Bruce D.

Pearl Harbor is a very family-friendly place, but there are some things you should consider when you visit Pearl Harbor with kids. The Arizona Memorial program is a solemn experience... Read More

Tips for Visiting the Battleship Missouri

By: Bruce Danforth

When people talk about visiting Pearl Harbor, they usually are referring to the Arizona Memorial. There are many other sights to see at Pearl Harbor. The USS Missouri is second... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial Rated #5 Landmarks – US

By: Bruce D.

The same week that the USS Arizona Memorial had to close because of damage to its dock, TripAdvisor released the Traveler's Choice awards for 2015.  The USS Arizona Memorial ranked... Read More

Tips for Visiting Pearl Harbor

By: J. Owen

Pearl Harbor is the most visited site in Hawaii. Thousands visit each day. Unfortunately, not all visitors are able to get tickets when they show up at Pearl Harbor. That... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial Shuttle Boats

By: J. Owen

The USS Arizona Memorial is a monument built over the sunken battleship USS Arizona. The only way to get there is on the US Navy-operated USS Arizona Memorial shuttle boats.... Read More