A visit to O‘ahu is not complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor but a start at the USS Arizona Memorial is only the beginning. In-depth historical adventures await at other nearby sites as well as those at the surrounding waterways of Ford Island. Decades after the Pearl Harbor attack, these sites highlighting battles and the ships and airplanes involved in the Pacific war, bring U.S. history back to life for the millions who visit each year.
A Pocket Guide to Pearl Harbor and Ford Island Historic Military Sites shows how to get the most from your excursion to the USS Arizona Memorial, Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum, the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
From the moment you climb below decks on the “Mighty Mo,” to the somber remembrance of those lost in the December 7, 1941 attacks memorialized above the ruins of the USS Arizona, each stop on your day at Ford Island and Pearl Harbor will be thoughtfully supplemented by this guide. Stand on the exact location of the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri, cross the harbor to walk over history above the USS Arizona Memorial, learn how Amelia Earhart left her mark on Hawai‘i’s aviation world, walk through hangars still standing after the Pearl Harbor attacks, or captain a Baleo-class submarine.