National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery)

2177 Puowaina Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96813- Map It
(808) 532-3720

AAA Editor Notes

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery) is at 2177 Pūowaina Dr.; from the H-1 take exit 21A or 21B and follow signs. The approach road offers an excellent view of the city and harbor. Opened in 1949, the military cemetery contains nearly 40,000 graves arranged in concentric circles on the floor of the crater of an extinct volcano. Aptly, the Punchbowl was once called Pūowaina—Hill of Sacrifice. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily 8-6:30 (Memorial Day 7-7), early Mar.-late Sept.; 8-5:30, rest of year. Persons in private vehicles are permitted to park.