USS Missouri Tours – Visit the Mighty Mo
July 19, 2012
Known at the “Mighty Mo,” the Battleship Missouri is the most famous battleship in U.S. history. Experience the greatness of this ship on a USS Missouri Tour. Your expert tour guide will lead you through the ship and share her stories. You can take a photo by her massive guns as you overlook the USS Arizona Memorial in the background. See where a kamikaze plane hit the ship, how the sailors lived, and where WWII officially ended. Only on an authorized USS Missouri Tour.
The Mighty Mo has had a rich history from her first attack in Japan in 1945 to the 1991 Gulf War. Learn more about the History of the USS Missouri.
USS Missouri Tour Security
The Battleship Missouri is docked at Ford Island. The USS Missouri Tours on this page have been authorized by the Navy to access Ford Island. Without this authorization, you cannot drive to Ford Island and visit the USS Missouri. For more information see Security.
Battleship Missouri Accessibility
Battleships were designed for young sailors to move quickly up and down stairs (that feel more like ladders). However, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has done a fine job of equipping the ship for visitors with disabilities. There are elevators and accessible restrooms. Wheelchairs are available, but should be arranged in advance.
The tour script is available for hearing impaired visitors. A sign language interpreter can be arranged with advance notice (at least 2 weeks).
If you are vision-impaired, the ship is difficult, but with help can be navigated successfully. Guides are able to advise you of obstructions that could otherwise cause you to stub a toe or bang your head. Service animals are welcome.