USS Bowfin


Why Is the Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

When you take a closer look at the different exhibits and memorials at Pearl Harbor, you find that some of them have no physical connection to the December 7, 1941 attack.... 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

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

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

Veterans Day at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Every year on November 11th, the United States comes together to honor the men and women who served in the nation’s various branches of the military. Young and old are... 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

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

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

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

Touring the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

By: Mark Loproto

One of the most popular sites at Pearl Harbor is located right next to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. In addition to an impressive vessel, it features are both indoor... Read More

USS Bowfin – 75 Years, 9 Million Visitors Later

By: Mark Loproto

In late April, 2018, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park welcomed its nine millionth visitor, a milestone that proves the world hasn't forgotten the December 7, 1941 attack on... Read More

Operation Barney: Revenge for a Lost Submarine

By: Mark Loproto

Today, the Bowfin submarine is a museum ship and memorial park, one of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Launched one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, she... Read More

Is Pearl Harbor Accessible for People with Disabilities?

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, a fleet of Japanese fighters and bombers flew into Hawaiian airspace, with the US naval base at Pearl Harbor as its primary target. The two-hour attack... Read More