U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Museum

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Facility:U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Museum
Description:The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Museum is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Visit includes a twenty-minute documentary film and a shuttle boat ride to the memorial which spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1 Arizona Memorial Place
Address 2:
City:Honolulu
State/Province:HI
Zip Code:96818
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Visitor center open daily from 7:30 am–5:00 pm; closed Thankgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day; programs operated daily from 8:00 am–3:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis
Admission:Free
Telephone:(808) 423-7300
Website:www.nps.gov/usar/
R E V I E W S
Carri Ann, Co-op Member
We planned our family vacation to Hawaii specifically so our son could go to this museum! It was totally worth it! The short movie was moving and informative (and we've watched A LOT of documentaries on Pearl Harbor). There's a museum of artifacts (an audio tour is available), and a gift shop that has some wonderful books, along with things like t-shirts. Tour times for the memorial are assigned, so it's best to get there early in order to ensure that you can get tickets. The boat ride out to the memorial is a short one, and once you're out there you have about 15 minutes before you board the boat for the ride back.
Penny Holland, Co-op Member
We visited the Memorial several times while living in Hawaii. The times that made the most impressions on my daughter were ones where she had the opportunity to talk with Pearl Harbor survivors. Don't be afraid to speak to uniformed survivors who are volunteering in the park. They are happy to share memories and experiences with visitors.
Get there early. Carry only a camera and/or small bags. Research their park website beforehand for valuable information.
Melissa G., Co-op Member
This is a very well planned tour that you take at your own pace with a headphone tour guide. My 6 year old son loved it and was very interested in the historical information. I would recommend you head the warnings that parts might be upsetting for younger children, though. There is a video at one point that is very graphic and powerful, but maybe not for younger children. I would not take a child under the age of 6. My younger child had to be taken to the car as she was disturbing everyone. We did not take her the next time we visited. I believe everyone should experience this tour and see first hand a very pivotal time in our nation's history.
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