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Visitor Access to USS Arizona Memorial suspended

Visitor access to the USS Arizona Memorial has been suspended for several months due to safety concerns.

The battleship, which was sunk during the bombing of Pearl Harbour, serves as a memorial to the 900 who could not be recovered from the ship which found its final resting place just off the coast of Ford Island in Hawaii.

The closure is due to movement of the loading dock and corresponding movement of the loading ramp to the memorial, which poses a safety concern for visitors.

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While repairs are made, the USS Arizona Memorial will remain closed. Repairs are expected to be completed by March 2019. Updates will be provided on our website and Facebook page.

In lieu of USS Arizona Memorial programs, visitors will be taken on a 30-minute narrated harbour tour of Battleship Row and the area around the USS Arizona Memorial. Tickets are still required. Visitors can get walk-in tickets at the visitor centre on a first come, first served basis, or reserve tickets online at www.recreation.gov.

The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, and bookstore are still open as usual from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. Our partner sites – the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor – are also open as usual.

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