Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor

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Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum
Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum
Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum

What you'll do

Serving as a memorial as well as a museum, this is a must for history buffs.

Visit the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor with Go City® 

  • Includes access to the USS Bowfin, a World War II submarine.
  • See historic artifacts and learn about WWII.
  • Audio tour available in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

Here you will learn about the history of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force, the Silent Service during WWII, the Cold War, and much more. The newly renovated museum features a mix of traditional exhibits, fascinating multi-media, and interactive displays.



What to Expect at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park


Found in the historical waters of Pearl Harbor, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is a place of wartime tales and artifacts. As you navigate the park, there's a clear feeling of the Bowfin's impact, the critical role it played in WWII, and the tales of sailors who once called it home. But Pearl Harbor's stories go beyond just this one vessel. The harbor houses the iconic Bowfin as well as other submarines, each sharing their own personal history and memories.

Oahu's Submarine Tour

On the sun-kissed shores of Oahu, an underwater journey awaits. The popular Oahu submarine tour offers a look into the often mysterious world of submarines. There are plenty of shipwrecks beneath these waters, and a visit here, opens up that world. Don’t miss this visit to Pearl Harbor where you will learn more about what happened here as well as take a deep dive into everyone’s favorite watercraft- the submarine!

Explore one of only 15 surviving U.S. combat submarines from World War II, the USS Bowfin, learn about the attacks on enemy warships, and the history of this incredible sub.

The USS Bowfin, known as the ‘Pearl Harbor Avenger’, was launched one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor and sank 44 enemy ships during her nine wartime patrols. As you tour the submarine you’ll be amazed by the tight quarters that acted as the 80-strong crew’s home for extended periods at sea. Be prepared to crouch, watch your head through the doorways, ascend ladders, crawl through hatches, and march up steps.

Pearl Harbor Submarine Museum highlights

Waterfront Memorial – dedicated to the 52 submarines and over 3,500 officers and crewmen lost during WWII. Take a moment to browse the names of the officers and crewmen.

Regulus I – see this nuclear-armed, turbojet-powered cruise missile up close. It was used by the U.S. Navy during the Cold War and launched from submarines and surface ships, and had a range of about 500 nautical miles.

Japanese Kaiten – this torpedo was carried aboard mother submarines, with at least three at a time on one mother sub.

Battle flags – see replica marine battle flags and learn about the history behind them.

Poseidon Missile – see the original electronics, hydraulics, and propulsion elements of this powerful missile.

Submarine bell – get up close to bells from USS Narwhal (SS-167), USS Bowfin (SS-287), USS S-9 (SS-114), USS Snook (SS-279), and USS Wahoo (SS-238).

Interesting USS Bowfin facts

  • The USS Bowfin has been filmed in numerous television productions for PBS, The History Channel, and National Geographic Channel. It was also featured in at least three episodes of the ABC series Lost.
  • Submarines can submerge deeper than 800ft, but the exact depth is classified.
  • Some submarines can remain submerged for months at a time.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Oahu attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: there's no need to book in advance, just show your pass at the admission counter, located between the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum and the USS Bowfin submarine.

Parking and Admission information:

  • Ample parking is available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center ($7 per vehicle)

  • Pearl Harbor is an active military base. For security reasons, bags are not permitted at any of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. For a small fee, visitors may store backpacks, purses, and luggage at the baggage storage area located in the front of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

  • The submarine is not fully handicap accessible due to ladders and watertight doors.

  • Children under 4 years of age are not allowed onto the submarine but are welcome to visit the museum and the mini-theater. 

For more information, please visit the USS Bowfin website.


Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 7AM-5PM
Last admission into the submarine is at 4.30PM

Please check the attraction website for up-to-date opening times. 

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

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