Uss Bowfin Submarine Museum And ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States, 96818
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8084231341
- Fax: +1-8084225201
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Museums, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts
The USS Bowfin (SS-287) Submarine was launched on 7th December 1942, exactly a year after the Pearl Harbor attack and was named the ‘Pearl Harbor Avenger’.
All through it service time, the USS Bowfin was used in nine war patrols between 1943 and 1945. The submarine covered the South China Sea, Celebes Sea, off the East coast of Japan, and into the Sea of Japan and was an alert and defense system against any more attacks akin to the Pearl harbor.
Today, the museum and park takes you through the weapons used during the wars as well as some memorabilia. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Honolulu itinerary 4 days.
- Outdoor exhibits including Regulus I- a nuclear armed turbo jet powered cruise missile used during the Cold War, the USS Parche (SS-384) and a Kaiten (manned Torpedos).
- Indoor exhibits including a Poseidon Missile, Battle flags and memorabilia of the Submarine.
- The submarine and museum have self-guided tours that include free audio tours.
Admission Prices: Submarine and the Museum:
- Adults: USD 12
- Children (4-12 years): USD 5
- Military, Senior Citizens, Kama’aina: USD 8
To tour the Museum only:
- Adults: USD 6
- Children: USD 3
- Last admission into the submarine is at 4:30 pm.
- Snack bar is open from 7.00 am - 4.00 pm.
- By Bus: Kamehameha Hwy + Ford Island Bl
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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A very nice site to visit and appreciate our history at Pearl Harbor! I enjoyed every site here, and I highly recommend it. Ensure you plan a full day, as there is so much to see and fo. It is great for families with children also. There are food courts and snack shops.
The USS bowfin is another way to understand some of what are service people went through to defend our country. Having an opportunity to actually walk through the tight quarters and try to imagine the living conditions these men endured in defense of our freedom is humbling. With all of today's modern conveniences to observe this window into the past was quite educational. Thanks to all those that served.
This was so fun!! Where else can you climb into a submarine while it is at least partially submerged in the water?! Very fascinating!! I would do this again in a heartbeat the next time I have the opportunity to go to Hawaii. It definitely gives you the sense that you are in a compact submarine on a long venture in the ocean!
Clean, well organized war museum. Both US and foreign war machinery is on display. Launch point for the Arizona memorial tour.
A great place to see history. Audiotours are provided and very informative. Being able to walk through a submarine really brought the ideas home to my kids. If you are 6' or taller, watch your head when below decks!! When you are at the aft, you can look across Pearl Harbor and see the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri.