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How to Get to the USS Arizona Memorial:

The USS Arizona Memorial is located on the shoreline overlooking Pearl Harbor directly off HI 99 (Kamehameha Highway) on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Park Size:

11 acres

Description:

This 184-foot-long floating memorial marks the spot where the USS Arizona was sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack. The memorial structure, spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship, consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those 1,177 crewmen killed on the USS Arizona are engraved on the marble wall.

Things to Do at the USS Arizona Memorial:

The interpretive program, for which you can obtain free tickets at the visitor center, consists of a brief talk by a National Park Service ranger or a Pearl Harbor Survivor, followed by a 23-minute documentary film on the Pearl Harbor attack. Immediately after the film, you can depart the theater for the boat landing, where you will board a Navy shuttle boat and begin your trip to the USS Arizona Memorial. You will disembark on the Memorial and will return to the visitor center a short time later on another shuttle boat.

Operating Hours:

The park is open seven days a week 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm; closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. Interpretive programs, including a documentary film about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial, begin at 8:00 am (7:45 am during the summer). The last program each day begins at 3:00 pm. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis. You should expect crowds. Daily visitation to the park is about 4,500 people.

History:

Established on September 9, 1980. The National Park Service has operated the Memorial since 1980, under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Navy. Its responsibility includes the Memorial and shoreline Visitor Center. The National Park Service is committed to preserving and interpreting the tangible and intangible historical resources and the memories, attitudes and traditions associated with the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Contact the USS Arizona Memorial:

USS Arizona Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI 96818
808-422-0561
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