Honolulu’s USS Arizona Memorial At Pearl Harbor Reopens

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DoD photo by: PH3(AW/SW) JAYME PASTORIC, USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor has been closed indefinitely for repairs since May 2018, but it has reopened as of September 1st.

I visited the memorial on my first trip to Hawaii in 2006 and it was a very moving experience. 2,403 Americans lost their lives when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, including 1,177 officers and crewmen on the USS Arizona battleship. The US entered World War II the next day, forever changing the course of history. The gravity of what happened here isn’t lost when you come to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Oil that rises up from the sunken ship, known as black tears, can still be seen from the memorial:

 

There is no charge for admission to the memorial, which includes a movie and boat ride. You can reserve tickets online, though availability is scarce. Tickets can be reserved online 60 days in advance at 7am HST (12pm EST/1pm EDT), so tickets became available today for November 2. More tickets are released 24 hours in advance at 7am HST (12pm EST/1pm EDT), so tickets became available today at 1pm EDT for September 4. Tickets are also available on a first-come, first served basis at the Pearl Harbor visitor’s center.

Pictures from my 2006 visit:

 

Have you visited the USS Arizona?

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rangersin4

I was there the day the closed it down! I had a tight connection so was happy to only do a sail by.
Was really impressive and moving.
Definitely recommend a stopover in Honolulu on the way to Maui or Kaui to go to Pearl Harbor.

Rickster

Great place to visit… glad I was able to visit there… puts life in perspective…

Trip Planning

How much time would you give for a visit? (In terms of making a flight from HNL later that day)

martin dauber

The guide books say “2 hour minimum “. I recommend 4-6. And more if you want to visit air museum.
The audio tour (fee charged) takes 3+ hours to complete

Worth s trip from anywhere just to see IMHO

Shaul Yaakov Morrison

It was closed for renovations when I went in 2016. Guess it reopened and closed again. When I went, they took you out in the boat until the edge of the Arizona, but you couldn’t go inside.

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