Increased access to Pearl Harbor National Memorial begins Monday, September 28, 2020

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will resume access to the USS Arizona Memorial on September 28, 2020. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Beginning Monday September 28, 2020, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will resume a limited number of USS Arizona Memorial programs. The 30-minute program will consist of a brief orientation from NPS staff, followed by a boat ride to the memorial on U.S. Navy vessels.  Visiting the USS Arizona The U.S. Navy requires the use of face coverings for all visitors while transiting to and from the USS Arizona Memorial. Tours will be limited to 50 people per vessel to facilitate social distancing. The National Park Service asks visitors to reserve tickets ahead of time on www.recreation.gov prior to arrival and present a paper copy or digital reservation confirmation to NPS staff for validation no sooner than 30 minutes prior to their program time. Tickets for specific tour dates will be made available at 3:00pm HST the day before the selected program date. For example, tickets for October 10 will become available on October 9. A limited number of walk-in tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis. “The National Park Service is proud to re-open access to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Visitor Center and the USS Arizona Memorial and offer the opportunity for the public to experience the sites and learn about the important stories associated with the attack on Pearl Harbor.” said Acting Superintendent Scott Burch. “We encourage the public to visit the memorial to pay their respects to the thousands of Americans and their families who served, suffered and sacrificed during that fateful period in world history.” The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Pearl Harbor National Memorial our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and employee workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.  

Photo: USS Arizona Memorial

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.   Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website https://www.nps.gov/pearlharbor and frequently asked questions page https://www.nps.gov/pearlharbor/faqs.htm along with our social media channels. The other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites – USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum remain closed to the public until further notice. Information and updates on visiting the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites to include Pacific Historic Parks, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum can be found at www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org


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Phone: (808) 422-3399

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