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What are the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s hours of operation?

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Mighty Mo Passes are $29.99 for adults and $13.99 for children (4-12). For visitor information or to reserve a tour, call toll-free at (808) 455-1600 or visit ussmissouri.org.

How is the Battleship Missouri Memorial doing as an attraction?

The Battleship Missouri Memorial has been doing exceptionally well as an attraction and has welcomed over 9 million visitors since opening in 1999. Following the COVID-19 virus the Association had to close its decks twice to the public. Now fully reopen, the floating museum is excited to welcome back visitors with safety as its top priority.

How can you engage with the Mighty Mo virtually?

The Battleship Missouri Memorial provides a few virtual options to view or engage with the Mighty Mo:

  • Explore the Battleship Missouri Memorial through our Self-Guided Virtual Tour, which is available on our website, and allows visitors a tour experience from the comfort of their home. The virtual tour provides an up-close view of the Mighy Mo’s Main Deck, Second Deck, Lower Deck, 01 Level, 02 Level, Flying B ridge and Ticketing and Pier areas.
  • Skype in the Classroom is a virtual field trip that takes students on a one-hour tour through the USS Missouri’s place in history, length of service and impressive size and power of her guns. For students grades seven through twelfth, the discussion also includes a more in-depth conversation about World War II and the Missouri’s famous role in that war. Each field trip concludes with a student-based question and answer session.
  • 2021 Mo-Joe Series is a one-hour virtual history lesson hosted by the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The quarterly event highlights historical events and lessons and provides history buffs with an opportunity to hear from topic experts from around the globe.
  • 2021 Special Events, End of World War II commemoration, Veterans Day and visits with Santa Claus are usually an in-person experience but will align with CDC recommendations and guidelines and have virtual options added.

How is the Association preserving the Battleship?

Restoration and maintenance of the ship is a never-ending process. In October of 2009 the USS Missouri was taken into drydock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for three months of extensive maintenance and preservation work. She emerged in shipshape sporting a refurbished hull, fresh coat of paint, and state-of-the-art cathodic protection and humidity detection technologies, the ship is now fortified against corrosion for decades to come.

Since returning from drydock the Association has made significant strides in the restoration and preservation of the ship. Notable projects include the 2017 Superstructure preservation project which consisted of comprehensive repairs of the 05 level and above, and the 2019 After Superstructure preservation effort, ongoing dehumidification of the ship’s cofferdams and the restoration of the ship’s 53,000-sq. ft. teakwood decks.

Why visit the USS Missouri?

The USS Missouri is a majestic living museum that provides a personal experience with one of America’s most beloved battleships. The tours – either self-guided or with a knowledgeable tour guide – provide a unique glimpse into the USS Missouri’s role in World War II, the Korean War and Liberation of Kuwait, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the crew who served aboard her during those wartime conflicts.

What is the USS Missouri Memorial Association?

The USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in Hawaii in 1994. The initial purpose of the Association was to relocate the USS Missouri to Pearl Harbor, then to establish, operate and maintain a national memorial commemorating the end of hostilities in World War II.

In 1998, the ownership of the USS Missouri was transferred from the U.S. Navy to the Association. Now, the mission of the Association is to “preserve the Battleship Missouri and share her story and place in history.” The Association strives to provide a “world-class experience that inspires, educates and motivates all nationalities and generations on the universal values of duty, honor, strength, resolve, sacrifice and peace.”

Can persons with disabilities board the ship?

The ship has a ramp at the aft Brow that can bring persons in wheel chairs or with mobility-impairments to the Main Deck. On that level, one can access the museum from an interactive kiosk within the Wardroom. On the Main Deck, there is an elevator that allows persons with disabilities to access the Surrender Deck. See the accessibility information.

How long do the tours take?

  • Tour guides are located throughout the ship and give facts and tell stories to bring the ship to life. Most people spend about one hour onboard, but you’re welcome to stay much longer.
  • Self-Guided Tour: Self-Guided Tours allow you to set your own pace and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to five hours. It's a really big ship!

Are the tours guided or can you browse the ship?

Visitors have the opportunity or browse the ship through the Self-Guided Tour.

Back in Business

We are open DAILY, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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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