AAA Editor Notes
Battleship Missouri Memorial, next to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center off SR 99, is moored at Pier Foxtrot-5 on Ford Island. The shuttle bus ride from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park to the pier features stories of the history of Pearl Harbor and Ford Island.
The ship, also known as the “Mighty Mo,” is a veteran of World War II as well as the Korean and Gulf wars. Visitors can explore the decks of this ship launched in 1944 and decommissioned in 1992 and observe its 16-inch guns. Particularly moving is a walk on the Surrender Deck, where, on Sept. 2, 1945, Japan signed the formal “Instrument of Surrender,” officially ending World War II.
Note: No bags of any type (except wallets) may be carried on board; bags may be stored for a fee at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Tickets are sold at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.