Between the stress of packing your things and the rush of catching your scheduled flight, doing a last-minute shopping spree for souvenirs is probably the last thing on your mind. But why do last-minute shopping when you can buy gifts during your Pearl Harbor Tour?
When you visit Pearl Harbor, check out the Visitor Center’s Pearl Harbor Gift Shop, the best place top shop for souvenirs!
The Best Place to Go Souvenir Shopping in Oahu
The gift shop offers a wide assortment of souvenir items, replicas, and memorabilia. Here you can find replicas of the historical Pearl Harbor ships and airplanes as well as medallions and coins that carry vestiges of the U.S. economy decades ago.
The coins and medallions selection inside the Pearl Harbor gift store includes the Antique Bronze Commemorative Pearl Harbor Medallion, Merlin Gold Commemorative Pearl Harbor Medallion, 50th Anniversary USS Arizona Memorial Commemorative Gold Clad Coin, 2 Pure Silver Coins with 1943 Steel Penny, and the Challenge coin “Days of Infamy”.
Coin and medallion prices range from $20 up to over $100. They are great gifts to give your coin-collecting friend or family.
The Pearl Harbor Gift Shop gives its visitors not only keepsakes to display in their homes, but also poignant memories of Pearl Harbor. Visiting the gift shop will make you feel like you’re paying tribute to the heroes of Pearl Harbor.
Looking at the souvenirs alone, you will immediately feel as if you’re taken back in time to the tragic event of the Pearl Harbor attack. It’s definitely a humbling experience for anyone visiting the shop and seeing the miniature reminders of decades past.
Take for instance this model of USS Arizona which was painstakingly made from Philippine mahogany. This model ship would make a stunning display in your home and would serve as a fond reminder not only of your Hawaiian vacation but also of the December 7, 1941 attack.
Jewelry, keychains, magnets, mugs, patches, pins, bookmarks, and Rosie the Riveter lunchboxes, pencils, and other souvenir items are also for sale in the gift shop. Posters, prints, maps, calendars, and newspapers are available as well.
The shop also offers souvenir shirts featuring designs and prints featuring Pearl Harbor’s famous tourist attractions. The shirts are available in men, women, and children sizes with a variety of designs and colors for you to choose from. Souvenir hats featuring USS Pennsylavania, USS Maryland, USS Tennessee, Cap USS Nevada, and USS Arizona designs are also in the gift shop.
The store’s Pearl Harbor WWII souvenirs also includes flags which have been flown over USS Arizona Memorial on major holidays; Fourth of July, Memorial Day, September 11, and of course, December 7.
You even have the option to request your flag to be flown on a specific date.The flag comes with a Certificate of Flag Presentation measuring 8.5″ x 11″. The certificate states the date and time the flag was flown over the Memorial.
Pearl Harbor Bookstore
Located at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the bookstore offers a large selection of books about Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, the Pacific War, and war machines. They also have books that would appeal to children including Pearl Harbor Warriors: The Bugler, The Pilot, The Friendship, A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor, and Pearl Harbor Child: A Child’s Eyewitness View – From Attack To Peace.
Their collection of books include Pearl Harbor survivor diaries and memoirs such as Counting My Blessings by Herb Weatherwax, Diary of a Pearl Harbor Survivor by Alfred Rodrigues, Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle, and For That One Day by Mitsuo Fuchida.
The bookstore is open daily from 7:00am to 5:00pm. All proceeds provide support to the Visitor Center’s educational programs.
When looking for the best place to buy your souvenirs, visit Pearl Harbor Gift Shop and bookstore and experience souvenir shopping at its best.
Watch a sneak peak of what’s inside Pearl Harbor’s Gift and Souvenir shop.