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Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities

The Battleship Missouri Memorial welcomes its visitors with disabilities. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp on the aft entry Brow to provide access to the battleship. A tour guide or Battleship Missouri Memorial staff member will be more than happy to assist visitors with accessibility. Handicap restrooms are available at the aft Brow and before the entry gate.

There is an elevator that can take visitors with disabilities up to the Surrender Deck to hear the Surrender story and see artifacts.

Chairs and benches are located around the ship to allow people to sit and rest. Please remember that ladders and stairs are steep, making handholds difficult for visitors.

Service animals are welcome aboard the Missouri although it is unlikely that they can negotiate the steep ladders.

Wheelchair or walker access

The Battleship Missouri Memorial has wheelchairs available for visitors to checkout at the main entrance. Please speak with a tour guide or security guard for assistance.

There is an elevator on the ship, so accessibility beyond the Main Deck and the Surrender Deck is possible for wheelchairs and walkers. Ladders (stairs) are steep and handholds are more difficult.

On the pier, Slider’s Grill and The Battleshop are both accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.

Hearing-impaired visitors

An AcoustiGuide script is available at the ticket office on the pier at no additional charge.

The Missouri ticket office can arrange for a sign language translator through the Hawaii Office of Accessibility and Communication with advanced notice. Please contact us at (808) 455-1600 at least two weeks ahead of your visit. It can take a week to ten days to arrange for a sign language specialist.

Visually-impaired visitors

Visitors that are visually challenged and accompanied by a friend or family member may successfully navigate the ship. Escorts will need to warn the visitor of toe-stubbers, knee-knockers and head bangers found throughout the ship. A little prudence and caution will make for an easy time onboard for everyone.

The ship is closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

On December 7, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center holds the 80th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration; therefore, the visitor center is not open to the public until 11:00 am. The shuttle service to Battleship Missouri Memorial won’t be available until 11:00 am.

Safe Access Oahu program
The City and County of Honolulu has enacted its Safe Access Oahu program. Effective September 13, all employees and visitors to the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum must show proof of full vaccination or a lab generated negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours, as well as valid id to enter. Children under 12 years old are exempt.
For further information, visit https://www.oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu/#patrons, prior to purchasing tickets

As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our employees and our visitors safe, healthy, and informed. For more information on how to safely visit the Mighty Mo, click here.

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