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Battleship Missouri Memorial to CLOSE on August 23 due to Hurricane Lane

Pearl Harbor, HI – (August 22) Due to unsafe conditions caused by Hurricane Lane, the Battleship Missouri Memorial announced today it will be closed starting on Thursday, August 23.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this closure causes for guests planning to tour the USS Missouri, but the safety of everyone is our top priority,” said Michael Carr, President and CEO of the Battleship Missouri Memorial. “We will continue to monitor weather conditions and forecasts, but at this time are expecting to reopen on Sunday, August 26 for public tours.”

Please visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s Facebook page or website for updated information.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 8-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.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $29 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘aina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (toll-free) 1-877-644-4896 or visit

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