Pearl Harbour: A National Historical Monument

Located on the island of Oahu, Pearl Harbour is one of the most visited Hawaii attractions. A trip to visit Pearl Harbour can often be quite emotional for many people, after the attack on the US Naval Base by Japanese submarines and aircrafts during World War II. In 1964 the site of Pearl Harbour was official declared as a National Historical Landmark for the United States of America.
To experience the complete historical value of Pearl Harbour, it is important that you visit not only Pearl Harbour itself, but the surrounding historical buildings, the US Naval Base and the USS Arizona Memorial. Located at Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial is possibly the second most visited attraction in Hawaii. The USS Arizona Memorial represents the resting place for many of the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives during the attack that began America’s involvement in World War II.
If you have your heart set on visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, be sure to book in for a tour before you arrive in Hawaii. Thousands of people visit the memorial every year and only an allocated number of visitors are allowed into the site every day. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book a tour with one of Hawaii’s many tour companies.
If you want to experience all of the history that is located in this one very historically valuable site, many tour companies offer tours that incorporate all major sites at Pearl Harbour. A tour guide can take you to see Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and the USS Oklahoma Museum to deepen your understanding of the devastating events that occurred here on December 7, 1941.

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