It is one thing to see the pictures, the memorabilia, the remnants of December 7, 1941, but it’s entirely another to hear accurate facts about the attack. Pearl Harbor’s famous attractions, including USS Arizona Memorial,USS Missouri Memorial, and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park offers a poignant, narrated audio tour to give you a better understanding of the Pearl Harbor attack and how it forever changed the course of history.
Listen, Learn, and Remember
The narrated tour brings to life the events of December 7, 1941 as Pearl Harbor survivors share their stories and experiences of the day which US President Franklin D. Roosevelt refers to as the “day of infamy”.
Hear the recollections of the survivors including those of US Navy WWII veteran Ernest Borgnine in the 90-minute audio tour. Borgnine was also an Academy Award winning actor. The audio tour will take you to 28 different locations around the park including segments on the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center museums and outdoor displays, the Tree of Life Remembrance Circle, and more.
USS Arizona Memorial, being the most visited historic site in Pearl Harbor has a remarkable audio tour commended for featuring commentaries from Pearl Harbor survivors, National Park Service historians and a narration by the award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of World War II veteran, Tony Curtis.
Pearl Harbor’s audio tours are available in seven languages: English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Korean, and Mandarin. It also automatically translates the 23-minute National Park Service movie of the war. The audio tour is optional, but are highly recommended to make your Pearl Harbor experience truly enriching and memorable.
Self-guided Audio Tours
Historic spots and interesting features in Pearl Harbor’s attractions are marked with numbers. When you avail of the self-guided audio tour, simply input the numbers into your headset and hear interesting facts about that particular location. You’ll even hear actual radio news coverage. Audio tours cost $7.50 and are open to reservations.
However, if you don’t want to go through the hassle, Pearl Harbor Website offers group tours, private tours, and inter-island tours to Pearl Harbor which already includes the audio tour. Just check out our worry-free Pearl Harbor tour packages and choose one that suits you best.
Proceeds from the tour are used to support education and outreach programs at the Arizona Memorial.
Please note that there is a limited number of headsets for the audio tour. If you want to avail, it’s recommended to reserve in advance. Pearl Harbor Website offers advance audio tour reservations to ensure your headsets will be on hold when you visit Pearl Harbor.