When choosing your Pearl Harbor tour, be sure it includes a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Encompassing two 1930s-era aircraft hangers and the iconic red-and-white control tower, this is the newest of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
Explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and see the museums “Road to War” and Attack!”
Pacific Aviation Museum & Arizona Memorial Tour Includes:
Your professional guide arranges your tickets for the timed Arizona Memorial program, which includes a 23-minute film with actual footage of the attack. Afterward, a US Navy boat shuttles you to the USS Arizona Memorial. A beautiful white structure built above the sunken battleship, the memorial, dedicated in 1962 is a serene tribute to the 1,177 men who gave their lives on the morning of December 7, 1941.
After paying your respects on the memorial, travel to Ford Island for a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Your exploration starts at the theater at the entrance to Hanger 37. Here you’re shown a brief film before continuing into the hanger to see exhibits including a Japanese Zero fighter plane and an American P-40 identical to those that managed to get airborne on the morning of the attack. Hanger 79 features Korean War-era fighter planes from both sides of the conflict. This doors of Hanger 79 still bear bullet holes made by Japanese fighters during the Pearl Harbor attack.
On the trip back to Waikiki, your tour includes a drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific inside Punchbowl Crater, where thousands of US servicemen and women have been laid to rest. Your tour wraps up with a drive through the Historic District of Honolulu. Here you see the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, and Kawaiahou Church, introduced and explained by your expert guide, who provides fascinating narration at every all throughout our Pacific Aviation Museum and Arizona Memorial tour, suitable for the whole family.