February 22, 2019 1 min read

Long story short: yes! Pearl Harbor is open and has not closed despite the government shutdown or the damage to the USS Arizona Memorial's ramp.

Here's what you need to know before you go:

Will Pearl Harbor be open during another government shutdown?

From December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019 (35 days), about a third of all US national park sites closed due to the partial government shutdown. However, here in Hawaii the staff and members at Pacific Historic Parks were determined to keep Pearl Harbor open and accessible to all visitors including tourists, locals and students.

If another government shutdown does happen, our wonderful community of staff, members, volunteers and supporters will strive to keep Pearl Harbor open for as long as possible.

(Would you like to help us keep Pearl Harbor open? Donate or purchase from our online shop to show your support!)

Is the USS Arizona Memorial open?

Unfortunately, the ramp connecting the dock to the USS Arizona Memorial is down. But don't let it get you down, too! Pearl Harbor is open and the free movie and boat tours that take you out to the USS Arizona Memorial are still available at recreation.gov.

(Book your USS Arizona Memorial movie and boat tours exactly 60 days in advance to your Pearl Harbor visit, 7 AM Hawaii Standard Time. If you miss that date, your next chance to book is 1 day in advance, 7 AM Hawaii Standard Time.)

Is Pearl Harbor open 365 days a year?

Unfortunately not. We need a holiday break sometimes, too! Pearl Harbor is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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