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Hours

Open Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last admission to the submarine is at 4:30 p.m.  Bowfin Park closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Admission

Submarine & Museum Tour

Adult: $12
Children (4-12yrs.) $5
Military, Senior Citizens, Kama'aina: $8
Museum Only: Adults: $5 and Children: $4

* Children under 4 are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons. They may visit the museum and mini-theater at no charge.

 

Baggage Storage

For security reasons, no bags are permitted inside any of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.*

No items that allow concealment including:

back-packs                   purses

fanny packs                  camera bags or large cameras

Luggage                       diaper bags

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Baggage Fee

Options:

Standard: $3.00 flat rate fee per bag of any size.

Locked Storage: $3.00 for smaller bags

To guarantee your satisfaction, we provide safe secure storage with 24 hour surveillance.

*http://bowfin.org/visit/pearl-harbor-historic-sites

 

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

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Visiting Pearl Harbor

The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is a member of the Pearl Harbor Historic Partners, four seperate organizations that cooperate in telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the history of the War in the Pacific.

Bowfin Park is a privately operated non-profit institution that relies on admission fees and gift shop sales to maintain the historic World War II submarine USS Bowfin and the adjacent Pacific Submarine Museum.

arizona-memorialThe USS Arizona Memorial, now part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (see below), is operated by the National Park Service. Admission is free (tax supported). The new Visitor Center is under construction, and should be completed soon.

The USS Oklahoma Memorial is also part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific Mational Monument, and operated by the National Park Service. It is located on Ford Island, just outside the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Admission is free.

missouri-bowBattleship Missouri Memorial - Pier Foxtrot 5, Pearl Harbor - See the Mighty Mo, veteran of three wars and the site of Japan's surrender at the conclusion of the Second World War.  Walk the decks of one of America's most formitable warships, and imagine the power of her nine 16-inch guns.

Pacific Aviation Museum

 

Pacific Aviation Museum - Pearl Harbor, located on Ford Island in the original hangers that survived the attack that brought America into the War in the Pacific.  The museum features a fantastic array of vintage aircraft, many fully restored and others being prepared for future display. Flight Simulators, the Museum Store, and the Laniākea Café help make this a must-see stop on your visit to Pearl Harbor.

 

There is a charge to visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum, which are operated, as we are, by private, non-profit groups.


World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Protected Sites

Attu Battlefield, Attu Island, AK

B-24 Crash Site, Atka Island, AK

Battleship Row Moorings, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI

Chief Petty Officer Bungalows, Ford Island, Honolulu, HI

Japanese Occupation Site, Kiska, AK

Tule Lake Japanese Internment Camp, Newell, CA

USS Arizona Memorial and Halawa Landing, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI

USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI

USS Utah Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI

Recognized Sites

Battleship USS Missouri, Honolulu, HI
Blunts Point Battery, American Samoa
Ewa Field, Oahu, HI
Guadacanal, Guadacanal
I-401 Japanese submarine, Off Oahu, HI
Iwo Jima, Iwo Jima
Landing Beaches, Aslito-Isley Field & MarpiPoint, CNMI
Midget Submarine, Off Oahu, HI
Midway WWII Facilities, Midway
Pacific Aviation Museum, Honolulu, HI
Punchbowl National Cemetary, Honolulu, HI
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front NHP, San Francisco, CA
Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island, CNMI
USS Bowfin, Honolulu, HI
USS Yorktown, off Midway
Wake Island, Wake Island
War in the Pacific National Historic Park, Guam
Wendover Airfield, Wendover, UT

 

General Information for Visitors to Hawaii

For more information on visiting the Islands, go to Hawaii's Official Tourism Site. Be sure to click on "Stories of Hawaii" and follow Historian Daniel Martinez in "Pearl Harbor and Beyond" as he takes you to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and other Oahu landmarks.

 

 

USS Bowfin Location and Map

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USS Bowfin Location & Map

Location

11 Arizona Memorial Dr
Honolulu, HI 96818-3104

Get Directions: (808) 423-1341

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Hours

Open Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last admission to the submarine is at 4:30 p.m.  Bowfin Park closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

   

School Visits

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School Visits

Submerge yourself in the history of submarines!  Climb aboard the historic World War II submarine USS Bowfin, nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger."  See how confining and demanding the life of the undersea warrior was. Self-guided tours of Bowfin and our fully air-conditioned submarine museum await you and your students.

  • School group admission fees are $2.00 per student through high school, and $4.00 per accompanying adult.
  • We suggest a ratio of at least 1 adult per group of 15 high school (or younger) students.
  • We are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
  • Please allow 90 minutes for your visit.
  • Homeschoolers, scouts, adult education groups, Exploritas (Elderhostel), and other educationally based organizations are welcome, as well.
Schools often combine visits to Bowfin Park with the Arizona Memorial or our other Pearl Harbor Historic Partners – the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum. We even have a “Spend the day, stay the night” program – groups visit all four historic sites and sleep aboard the “Mighty Mo.”

Contact our education director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (808) 423-1341 to arrange your visit.  A free presentation in your classroom on the history and science of submarines is also available.
 

Admission & Tours

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Admissions and Tours

Admission

Submarine & Museum Tour

Adult: $12
Children (4-12) $5
Military, Senior Citizens, Kama'aina: $8
Museum Only: Adults: $5 and Children: $4

* Children under 4 are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons. They may visit the museum and mini-theater at no charge.

Tours

Submarine

Visitors are given a digital audio player that narrates their tour as they explore this historic WWII submarine to imagine what life on board must have been like for her 80-man crew. USS Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942 and completed nine successful war patrols. For her wartime service she also earned both the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Unit Commendation. USS Bowfin was acquired from the U.S. Navy in 1979 and opened to the public in 1981. In 1986 she was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior.

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Explore the intriguing world of submarines, both past and present. Visitors are givena digital audio player that narrates their tour of our 10,000 square foot Museum. Exhibits include an impressive collection of submarine-related artifacts such as submarine weapon systems, photographs, paintings, battleflags, original recruiting posters, and detailed submarine models, all illustrating the history of the U.S. Submarine Service. Exhibits include a Poseidon C-3 missile that allows visitors to examine its inner workings. It is the only one of its kind to be on public display. Learn more about our Bowfin-related exhibits.

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Waterfront Memorial

Within Bowfin Park stands a public memorial               honoring the 52 American submarines and the                  more than 3,500 submariners lost during WWII.

 

   

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