Pearl Harbor Memorial

The Pearl Harbor Memorial or the USS Arizona Memorial was set up for the memory of the single most terrible attack on the United States during World War II. The memorial is built over the sunken body of the ship. There is constant boat access to the memorial from the island. The assembly room symbolically has 21 windows and the shrine shows the names of all those killed on the USS Arizona. Even now, oil is seen to be spilling to the water from the ship. A must-see place, know more about the memorial in our articles. Go through our guide articles and learn more details.
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Tour to Pearl Harbor Memorial: Exploring the Unique Historical Site in Honolulu

Honolulu is home to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, also known as the Arizona Memorial. The memorial marks the resting place of 1102 sailors killed during the Pearl Harbor attack on the 7th of December, 1941. The memorial was dedicated to the nation in the year 1962 and more than one and a half million people visit it each year.

Visiting the USS Arizona is a humbling experience. The site marks perhaps the most historic moment in the recent times, when the United States was drawn into World War II, and changed the course of modern history. The visitor's center at the memorial is operated by the National Park Service. It is open from 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM. However, if you are visiting the site on your own, it is recommended that you reach the memorial before the tour buses start arriving at 07:15 AM.

The entry is free, but limited to the first 4500 tickets. A numbered ticket can be obtained at the visitor's center that grants you passage to USS Arizona via a US Navy boat. Do not miss the 23-minute documentary that depicts the attack on Pearl Harbor. To do justice to your tour, allow about 75 - 90 minutes. The tour is self-guided allowing you to pace it at your own time.

In addition to the memorial, you may visit the nearby USS Bowfin with a paid admission. To complete your tour, do visit the USS Missouri(a battleship) and the Pacific Aviation Museum, a short bus trip away at Ford Island.

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Tours - A Must Visit on Any Hawaii Vacation

One of the most historic sites in Hawaii is the Pearl Harbor Memorial site. The USS Arizona Memorial is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and is right in top of the list when it comes to visitors to the State of Hawaii.

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The USS Arizona memorial is open every day from 7:30 in the morning to 5 in the evening. There is a 23 minute documentary film which is also shown. This films talk about the Pearl Harbor Attack and is also a commentary of the historical and social importance of the site.

The tour of the Pearl Harbor Memorial takes approximately an hour and 15 minute. However, there is a distinct possibility that there might be a waiting time for the tour to start. This generally does not delay the tourists for too long.

Visiting the memorial is an awe inspiring experience that will have a profound effect on you. It is a site which has played a very important role in establishing the history of the United States. It is a solemn experience that will have a sobering effect. Although it is an emotional experience, it is also one that should not be missed by any American.

There are quite a few security arrangements, which have been put into place at the Pearl Harbor memorial. However they do not cause any hindrance and the officials are a pleasure to deal with. As a tourist it is a must visit and also is an experience not likely to be forgotten soon.

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