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Kama‘āina, military, veterans and Mighty Mo members receive a free pass day

WHAT: Free admission to the Mighty Mo in celebration of the USS Missouri’s launch and its preservation as a living educational and historical monument.
Saturday, January 29 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Free for kama‘āina, military, veterans and members of the Battleship Missouri Memorial Association (ID Required)
$34.00 Children: $17.49
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

Pearl Harbor, HI – (January 14, 2022) – Calling all Hawai‘i residents, military, veterans and members of the Battleship Missouri Memorial! Stop by the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Saturday, January 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a free pass day to tour the Mighty Mo in celebration of two significant anniversaries.
Seventy-eight years ago on January 29, 1944, the USS Missouri was launched at Brooklyn’s New York Naval Shipyard. On January 29, 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial opened to the public as today’s living educational historical monument.
Valid ID is required for all residents, military guests, and veterans for free entry. The Safe Access Oahu program is in effect at the Battleship Missouri Memorial and requires proof of full vaccination or a lab generated negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours for entry. Children under 12 years old are exempt.
For more information about the Battleship Missouri Memorial, visit
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Free Admission to the Battleship Missouri Memorial on January 29 in Celebration of Two Significant Anniversaries
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Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.
The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.
Safety is our top priority. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is taking additional steps to assure guests will have a safe and healthy experience touring the Mighty Mo. We respectfully ask all visitors to abide by state of Hawaii safety guidelines while on site. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is $34.99 per adult and $17.49 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit
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