Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Official Pearl Harbor Nonprofit

How To Reserve Free Memorial Tickets

In order to pass along the real stories of Pearl Harbor to visitors worldwide, admission to Pearl Harbor National Memorial is free. This includes the limited number of Memorial tickets that are issued out everyday.

  • FREE on-site parking
  • FREE admission to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
  • FREE entrance to 2 world-class museums
  • *FREE movie and boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial.

*Note: Free movie and boat tickets must be reserved in advance online or obtained on site at Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to book your free movie and boat tickets from Recreation.Gov. Or, scroll down for detailed instructions.

#1 Official Narrated Tour $7.50

100% of your purchase goes back to support the USS Arizona Memorial and the National Park Service.

With the official National Park Service Narrated Tour, you can:

  • Enhance your visit to all of the FREE Pearl Harbor attractions.
  • Listen to firsthand accounts from actual USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor survivors.
  • Hear real experiences from witnesses, friends and family members.
  • Get detailed and accurate information from National Park Service historians.
  • Learn about 29 points of interests throughout the Visitor Center.

Looking For A Full Package?

The Passport to Pearl Harbor is a full-day’s admission to all 4 Historic Sites at a discounted price. Reserve your Passport to Pearl Harbor in advance and explore everything the park has to offer.

How To Reserve Free Movie And Boat Tickets To The USS Arizona Memorial

Step 1: Click the link to go to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites (USS Arizona) tour page on Recreation.Gov.

Step 2: Under Reserve Tickets, click on Tours to reveal 4 options:

USS Arizona Memorial
*USS Arizona Memorial + Narrated Headset – Recommended!
*USS Arizona Memorial + Passport Package – Most Popular All-In-One
*USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour

*By purchasing a tour along with your free USS Arizona Memorial movie and boat ticket, you are directly supporting Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the National Park Service.

What is the difference between the tours?

USS Arizona Memorial: The free movie and boat ticket.

USS Arizona Memorial + Narrated Headset: The free movie and boat ticket with the Narrated Tour (our #1 official tour that we recommend to fully immerse yourself when walking through all of our free exhibits and programs.

USS Arizona Memorial + Passport Package: The free movie and boat ticket, Narrated Tour, admission to the Virtual Reality Center, admission to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, admission to the USS Missouri, and admission to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour: The free movie and boat ticket, Deluxe Narrated Tour (includes exclusive access via smartphone to the National Park Service World War II archives and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor), and admission to the Virtual Reality Center.

 

Step 3: Select your National Park Service-approved tour.

  1. Input the number of guests in your party.
  2. Select the date of your visit.
  3. Choose the time you would like your visit to the USS Arizona Memorial to begin.
  4. Click on Continue to Booking to complete your order. (Note: You will need to login or create an account to complete your order on Recreation.Gov).

Ticket Guidelines

  • Every day roughly 300 tickets to the Memorial are placed online 60 days in advance at Recreation.Gov.
    (i.e. On September 26, 2019, 7:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time, roughly 300 tickets will be available online for November 25, 2019.)
  • Every day roughly 500 additional tickets to the Memorial are placed online 1 day in advance at Recreation.Gov.
    (i.e. On September 26, 2019, 7:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time, roughly 500 tickets will be available online for September 27, 2019.)
  • Every day roughly 1,300 walk-up tickets are available first-come, first-served to Pearl Harbor National Memorial visitors.

IMPORTANT:

Please note that all tours, including the free movie and boat ticket will include a $1.00 service fee per tour in your order. Ticket uploads to Recreation.Gov occur at 7:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time. The time you select is when your movie will begin. Please show up at least 15 minutes in advance or you will lose your seat to standby visitors.

What Do I Do If The Free Movie And Boat Tickets To The USS Arizona Memorial Are Sold Out?

If you can’t reserve any movie and boat tickets online at Recreation.Gov, you can still obtain free movie and boat tickets on the day of your visit. We recommend that you reserve any tours you’d like to do in advance, then coming to Pearl Harbor National Memorial early to pick up one of the free walk-up only movie and boat tickets that are handed out each day. Roughly 1,300 movie and boat tickets are passed out to visitors daily on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click the button below to see the various tours that we have available including a variety of combo tours not available on Recreation.gov.

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What Is Pacific Historic Parks?

We support the USS Arizona Memorial through education, interpretive programs, research, preservation, and restoration, to perpetuate the memory of events and honor the people involved in the Pearl Harbor attack.

 

Together with veterans, their families, volunteers, and the National Park Service, the story and events of Pearl Harbor are documented for future generations to learn from.

 

Would you like to help our cause? By donating or becoming an annual member, you’ll help us modernize our museums, create everlasting programs and update our technology.

Sacred Memorial

We loved visiting this site because of a grandfather's service during the war. It was very well done and informational and a very nice tribute to those that ultimately gave their lives.

– Kathyp981, TripAdvisor
Historic!

This is a must do! It is very humbling & emotional - reminding you of how lucky we are to have brave soldiers protecting our way of life. Give yourself a whole day to see everything.

– Jdcampbell30, TripAdvisor
USS Arizona Memorial

Impressive and inspirational! The museum's self-guided tour was so informative. Standing above the actual battleship was a somber and moving experience.

– Susan P., TripAdvisor