Pearl Harbor and Historic Honolulu
Pearl Harbor is an amazing site to see. We all learn about it in history books. We’ve seen it in documentaries. But to actually be there is quite different. The museum at the visitor center does an excellent job of not only explaining the day’s events, but tells people’s stories, and also explains historical background in Japan and the United States, as well as the aftermath.
Unfortunately, a Navy boat struck the USS Arizona Memorial pier a couple of days before we arrived. The memorial was closed to visitors while the pier was being repaired. We still did get to go out in a boat to go near the memorial.
We used Discover Hawaii Tours to get us to/from our hotel and through Pearl Harbor. Afterwards, we took a tour of historic downtown Honolulu and got to see Iolani Palace–the only royal palace on U.S. soil and Aliʻiōlani Hale–home to the Hawaii Supreme Court. Both buildings have been used as “headquarters” on the old and new Hawaii Five-0 tv show.
For more pics, check out my Flickr album.