• Begins September 1st

Stars & Stripes Tour

Quick Details

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Time: 6:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

About the Stars & Stripes Tour

The Stars & Stripes Tour will take you on an emotionally resonating journey through history by exploring the legacy of Pearl Harbor and its profound impact on the world.

The journey begins at Pearl Harbor with exhibits of personal memorabilia, a collection of historic photographs, battle artifacts and real film footage of the attack on December 7, 1941.

You will then travel by boat for a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial, which floats over the remains of the sunken battleship, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives.

The USS Arizona tour includes a special audio component that features the voices of Pearl Harbor survivors.

While at the Battleship Missouri, also known as the Mighty Mo, you will hear colorful stories about the ship’s history and stand where General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Instrument of Surrender from Japan that ultimately ended World War II.

After your Pearl Harbor tour concludes, there will be a narrated drive to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Punchbowl, where many American men and women who died fighting for their country have been laid to rest.

The trip concludes with a historic drive through Honolulu to see the area’s noteworthy landmarks – Hawaii State Capital, Honolulu City Hall, Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“Well organized day tour. Nothing was missed. It would be hard to do Pearl Harbor justice without such a tour.” – Visitor, Napier, New Zealand (Trip Advisor)


“Took a half-day tour to Pearl Harbor. It was just the right amount of time at the visitor’s center, Arizona and Missouri battleship. The history given during tour was great.” – Visitor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Trip Advisor)


“My husband and I booked a full-day trip visiting Pearl Harbor. The trip was called ”Stars & Stripes.” Our guide drove us to the USS Arizona Memorial and informed us very well on how everything worked with pickup times, audio guides and different choices. We enjoyed the day and everything worked out well. I do recommend the company Roberts Hawaii.” Visitor – Stockholm, Sweden (Trip Advisor)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (* denotes stops made)

  • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center* – Welcome to Pearl Harbor, your gateway to American wartime history. Here you will enter monuments and museums; see exhibit galleries and displays; and learn from Pearl Harbor survivors.
    • “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries – These galleries located at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Centre display personal memorabilia, a collection of historic photographs, artifacts of the battle and so much more.
  • USS Arizona Memorial* – The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Accessible only by boat, it is a place of contemplation, inspiration and reflection. Please note: The USS Arizona Memorial is closed until further notice for repairs. Learn more 
    • Narrated audio tour at USS Arizona -Features the voices of Pearl Habor survivors and noted National Park Service Pearl Harbor historian Daniel Martinez. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actor and WWII War in the Pacific veteran, Tony Curtis. Audio tour includes the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the Road to War and Attack Museums Exhibit Galleries and Displays.
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial* – Meet the Mighty Mo, the last battleship commissioned by the U.S. and the site of Japan’s WWII surrender. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the General Douglas MacArthur as you envision the battleship’s most famous, historic mission.
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl – The beautifully maintained cemetery at Punchbowl is a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who gave up their lives in the line of duty. This is also the final resting place of Ellison Onizuka, the first astronaut from Hawaii who was in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • Iolani Palace – This majestic structure was the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and is the only royal palace in the United States. It features American Florentine architecture seen nowhere else in the world.
  • King Kamehameha Statue – A statue of one of Hawaii’s prominent chiefs who united the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Kawaiahao Church – One of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaii, this church is often described as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. It was constructed from slabs of coral rock hand-chiseled by Hawaiian divers almost 200 years ago.
  • Hawaii State Capitol Grounds – Includes the Father Damien Statue, a tribute to the Roman Catholic priest who died after 16 years of serving leprosy patients, the Eternal Flame, the Korean Vietnam War Memorial and the Liberty Bell.
  • Honolulu City Hall -This site of the chambers of the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu and The Honolulu City Council.

Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public.