Living History Day

History will come to life at Ford Island as the Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts “Living History Day” on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Festivities will feature fun and educational exhibits and activities from a collection of historical attractions, organizations, and active military commands, including:

  • Displays of military vehicles, memorabilia and weaponry;
  • Bands playing patriotic music;
  • Oral history presentations;
  • Re-enactors in historical period dress and costumes
  • Static displays from active-duty military units
  • Vintage aircraft flyover

The daylong celebration will also commemorate two important anniversaries for America’s last and most famous battleship – the 74th anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch into service in 1944 and the 19th anniversary of its opening as the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Admission to Living History Day is free for Hawaii residents, military and members of the Battleship Missouri Memorial Association. ID is required.

For more information contact: David Suhs 808-455-1600 (x. 250) or

Preserving our History-Superstructure Preservation Project

Currently, work is being done to our superstructure and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. For safety reasons, our flying and navigation bridges will be closed during restoration. We appreciate your patience and understanding and your part in helping to preserve America’s last Battleship.

Currently, we don't have ADA access to the Surrender Deck. Our lift from the main deck to the Surrender Deck is temporarily out of order. We hope to have this fixed as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

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