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Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Still bearing the bullet holes from that fateful day in December 1941, two former World War II seaplane Hangars, 37 & 49, have been transformed into one of our country’s leading aviation museums.

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After experiencing a 12-minute film filled with real footage of the events that took place on that fateful day – December 7th, 1941, visitors to the Hangars that reside on Ford Island, a former Naval Air Station and National Historic Landmark, are able to walk among authentic military aircraft used during WWII. 

The museum’s 48 aircraft include an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 that was once piloted by President George H.W. Bush. The Museum’s exhibits also include the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-111 Aardvark, and a number of helicopters, including an AH-1 Cobra. There are also themed exhibits such as the “MiG Alley” Korean War Exhibit, “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit, a working 1940’s Restoration Shop, and a celebration of commercial aviation in the Pacific—the Pan Am Exhibit.

The Museum offers visitors a free audio tour in six different languages, has a Gift Store on-site, a WWII themed Laniakea Café, that offers fresh food, wine & beer, and a virtual-interactive flight simulator where visitors are able to take part in a virtual dogfight over Guadalcanal. For a truly in-depth experience, sign up for the guided tour where visitors are treated to a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of Hangar 79, and its role as a restoration shop for retired war planes.

Visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, USS Arizona, and the Battleship Missouri on our WWII Pearl Harbor Heroes Tour or click below for all our tours of Pearl Harbor.