Increased access implemented for Pearl Harbor National Memorial

(FILE) The USS Arizona Memorial as seen from a pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. The ill-fated battleship lies directly below the concave marble bridge, which was opened to the public in May 1962. Rock-and-Roll singer Elvis Presley was one of the memorial’s major donors. (Photo by Alfred Acenas, EBC Hawaii Bureau, Eagle News Service)


By Alfred Acenas
EBC Hawaii Bureau

PEARL HARBOR (Eagle News) – Following guidance from the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with state and local public health authorities, the National Park Service (NPS) will increase access to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial’s Visitor Center beginning on Friday, May 19.

“As we approach the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, we’re proud to resume limited operations at Pearl Harbor National Memorial so we can continue to share the history of the events leading up to, including and following December 7, 1941 along with the stories of the brave American men and women who served, suffered and sacrificed on that infamous day,” said Acting Superintendent Kathi Palacio. “Our partner sites are poised to welcome visitors as well and we encourage the public to safely explore this critical time in American history.”

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial’s operational approach will be to routinely examine and monitor each facility’s function and service to ensure operations comply with current public health guidance.

In addition, park officials will continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health and the CDC to ensure facilities are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

More specific details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website and frequently asked questions page along with its social media channels.

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

(Eagle News Service)