COMPLETE PEARL HARBOR HISTORIC SITES
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial contains a number of important historical sites including the Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine, the USS Missouri Battleship and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. We’ll also visit several historical sites located around Honolulu on this Complete Pearl Harbor Historic Tour. The extensive grounds of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center covers some 7 acres and includes museums and exhibits for you to experience. Audio headset are available with Park Service produced narration of the sites in 9 languages including english. They are free of charge on our tours.
Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial is a solemn occasion. We prepare for this visit by watching a short film produced by the national park service which is about 23 minutes long. Afterwards we board a navy skip to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Stroll the deck of the memorial which is suspended over the sunken battleship. See the 1,177 names of the sailors interned on the ship at the “Wall of Remembrance”. It’s a humbling experience of honor for those who gave their lives on that fateful day.
Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” the USS Bowfin Submarine saw a lot of action during the war. It has a great story behind itʻs name that your guide will tell you about while you explore the sub inside and out. Go from front to back and see every aspect of it then visit the museum nearby which details the very first submarines all the way up to the latest nuclear ones.
The USS Battleship Missouri, not far from the USS Arizona Memorial, is a symbol for the end of World War 2. Upon itʻs decks, the conflict with Japan came to an end. We’ll explore this mighty battleship inside and out, including a number of lower decks and all around the upper levels including the bridge. You may recognize a few places where several movies were filmed over the years. This is one of the most famous battleships in the world!
Get an in depth history of flight over the Pacific at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. From remains of old Japanese fighters to the just retired fighter jets to the ever impressive B-52 bombers and attack helicopters, this museum has it all. See some very special training planes, climb up on a big one or even try out a flight simulator. There is something for anyone interested in the history of flight and even the evolution of how vacationers flew to Hawaii over the last century.
The day is capped off with a drive through the historic sections of Honolulu. From the rim of the Punchbowl crater, to the streets of Chinatown, the city is full of stories and important events throughout history with great activities that are happening today. Your guide will give you a great overview of the city and places you might want to check out on your own. We’ll see Iolani Palace and King Kamehameha’s Statue along with many more sites important to Hawaii culture before returning you back to your hotel, condo or the pier.
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