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Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor tickets

Gate Prices Adult $27.00
Child (3-12) $13.00

Note: Admission to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is free for all visitors. The Go Oahu Card covers the cost of the tour of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

This is the site upon which Japan officially surrendered to the United States, marking the end of World War II. But with service spanning three wars, this ship has a much broader story to tell. Get the details with your pick of four fascinating tours.

Take a special tour of the Battleship Missouri, the last battleship ever built-now newly refurbished! Stand on the Surrender Deck, the official site of the end of World War II. See the fatal spot where a Japanese kamikaze pilot flew into the hull of the ship. The Mighty Mo proudly served in World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War. Step back in time aboard an American icon and hero, the Battleship Missouri.

The USS Missouri, or Mighty Mo, was the last battleship built in the United States. Commissioned in 1944, it famously acted as the location that marked the surrender of the Japanese Empire and the end of World War II. The Missouri continued to see combat action during the Korean War and Gulf War before she was decommissioned in 1992 and docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington State. She was towed to Honolulu and opened as a floating museum in 1999. The Missouri underwent an $18 million renovation at the beginning of 2010.

Your tour of the Battleship Missouri includes the surrender deck, as well a look at where a Japanese kamikaze pilot flew his plane into the Missouri's hull. Her bow faces the USS Arizona Memorial and watches over the remains of those servicemen who lost their lives during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Even if you aren’t a history buff or part of a military family, the Battleship Missouri Memorial is a fascinating vessel and is consistently rated among the most-visited sites in Hawaii!

Your “Mighty Mo Pass” is good for admission to the self-guided walking tour with three different pre-marked routes.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is on Ford Island, across the Admiral Clary Bridge from the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum. It's easy to make a day out of touring all three sites, so do plan ahead. Even a brisk-paced tour of the Missouri will have you spending at least 90 minutes from shuttle pick-up to drop-off. Allow yourself approximately five hours to see all three sites, plus time to rest and eat. To keep your sights in historical order, you might choose to start your day with the Arizona, where the U.S. involvement in World War II began, and end with the Missouri, where the war finally came to an end.

The shuttle bus to the island runs every 10-12 minutes.

A few tips:

  • Be prepared for lots of stairs and ladders, some of them steep, and expect to spend the majority of your time outside.
  • Do dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. Dresses and skirts are not advised.
  • It's a good idea to bring water, although vending machines and concessions are available both on the pier and on the ship.
  • As with any outdoor activity in Hawaii, don't forget sunscreen!
  • Leave all bags—including purses, backpacks, and shopping bags—at your hotel or check them for $3 each at the USS Bowfin Submarine Park and Museum before boarding the shuttle bus.
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers are allowed, but the many stairs may make navigation a challenge. There is a lift that can bring mobility-impaired visitors to the main deck and an elevator that accesses the Surrender Deck.
  • Photographers will take your party's picture as you board the boat and offer prints for sale as you leave. No purchase required, but you might find yourself wanting to remember your trip to the USS Missouri!
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Getting In

Included Mighty Mo Pass with the Go Oahu Card. Show your pass to the security guard to board the Ford Island Shuttle in front of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum. After arriving at the USS Missouri, present your pass at the ticket window.

Hours

September-May: Daily, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
June-August: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Closings

New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. April 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17, 2017 Battleship Missouri will be open at 8:00 am, however, all guests must be off of the ship and grounds by 12:30 pm. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

Admission to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is free for all visitors. Your pass covers the cost of the tour of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For security reasons, bags of any kind are not permitted in the memorial. You may check your bags for $3 each at the Visitor's Center.

Address

63 Cowpens Street
Honolulu, HI 96818

Driving Directions

From the Waikiki resort area take the H1 Freeway west and pass the airport. Take the exit labeled “Arizona Memorial/Stadium”. Stay in the left lane and exit where the sign says “Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.”

Public Transportation

Take “The Bus” Express B from Kuhio Avenue in the Waikiki resortarea and transfer to Express A at Punchbowl and Beretania Streets. Get off at the Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Historic Sites stop.
 

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