Visit These 7 Sites In Hawaii To Immerse Yourself In The History Of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941: A day that lives in infamy as one of the most tragic attacks on United States soil, and the event that launched our great country into World War II, in both European and Pacific theaters. The Japanese Imperial Navy attacks against U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which began at approximately 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, killed approximately 2,400 Americans and wounded another 1,170. The attacks damaged all eight U.S. Navy battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer.

Today, approximately 77 years after this tragic attack, Pearl Harbor is one of two main bases for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as well as a living piece of history, with several museums and memorials open to the public. To immerse yourself in the history of this famous Hawaiian harbor, visit these seven sites — from floating museums to memorials.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more information about Pearl Harbor’s Historic Sites, click here. How many of these sites have you visited?

To learn more about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, check out these rare photographs taken on December 7, 1941.