The Pacific Aviation Museum (PAM) is part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, Oahu. The National Monument consists of four historical sites: the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine and Pacific Avation Museum.
It is possible to experience this or all sites in one day visit. Daily tours are available from Waikiki hotels. Also, one day flyaway tours are offered from Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Big Island to visit Pearl Harbor.
The Experience Highlights
If you are an aviation buff, this tour is perfect. You’ll stand next to actual WWII warplanes like the Japanese Zero, B-25 Mitchell, even a Wild Cat fighter and more! Best of all, the expert guides provide an amazing historical journey. Venture over to see the Hanger 37, filled with more historic aircraft’s ranging from an F14 Tomcat to a B-29 Flying Fortress under restoration–and also an amazing display of helicopters. Be sure to ask about the bullet holes from the attack on Pearl Harbor!
Location: Ford Island
Difficulty Level: Easy
Time Spent at Location: 2 hours approx.
Should be able to walk 1 city block.
Access: The Pacific Aviation Museum is located on Ford Island and is only accessible for the general public via a shuttle bus departing every 15 minutes from the Arizona Memorial Visitors Center.
Military Personnel and Military Contractor with valid ID access: You are able to access Ford Island directly.
Note: The last shuttle back to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Centers depart from Pacific Aviation Museum at 5:00 pm.