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  • Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Tours

Otherwise and colloquially known as Punchbowl Cemetery, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a United States Armed Forces cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery gathers millions of visitors every year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Hawaii. It is dedicated to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard members who lost their lives in their line of duty. 

The location of the cemetery wasn’t the fruit of coincidence; it is located on what Hawaiians called “Hill of Sacrifice,” which used to be an altar where they offered human sacrifices to pagan gods and where they installed a battery of two cannons used to salute prominent arrivals and signify noteworthy instances.

Since the site was established in 1949, approximately 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents have been interred in these grounds – including the sadly infamous USS Arizona victims during the Pearl Harbor attack. In addition to its vast burial grounds, the cemetery contains a number of small memorials, such as that of Honolulu, commemorating soldiers of 20th-century wars. The memorial is often regarded as the highlight of the cemetery’s visit, because of Lady Columbia’s statue erected at the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor; also known as Lady Liberty or Lady Justice, she is said to represent all grieving mothers. 

Practical Info

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located at 2177 Puowaina Drive in central Honolulu and is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm between September 30 and March 1. It is open from 8am to 6:30pm between March 2 and September 29. On Memorial Day, the cemetery is open from 7am until 7pm.

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Pearl Harbor History Remembered Tour from Ko Olina, Big Island of Hawaii, null
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Pearl Harbor History Remembered Tour from Ko Olina

Sightseeing in Hawaiʻi isn’t complete without a visit to the two symbolic “bookends” of the Pacific War. The 'USS Arizona' whose bombing was the catalyst that ...  Read more

Location: Kapolei, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Day at Pearl Harbor Tour, Oahu, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Day at Pearl Harbor Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover Oahu’s #1 most popular public attraction; be sure not to miss any of the historic sites, features, and attractions. Explore a full day at the Pacific ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $165.00
Hawaii Five-0 TV Locations Tour, Oahu, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Hawaii Five-0 TV Locations Tour

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Cruise in one of our minivans for a semi-private adventure where you'll enjoy a personal guide who knows the ins and outs of the popular Hawaii show. Along ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from Waikiki, Oahu, Movie & TV Tours
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Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from Waikiki

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Come along on this 5.5 hour guided tour of historical sites, including the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Historic Downtown Honolulu, World War II ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.83
Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Punchbowl from Kauai, Kauai, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Punchbowl from Kauai

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Start your Oahu Day Trip from Kauai with a visit to the Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. See the battleship USS Missouri where the ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $480.71
Full-Day Honolulu Tour with Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Day Trips
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Full-Day Honolulu Tour with Pearl Harbor

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Sightseeing in Hawaiʻi isn’t complete without a visit to the two symbolic “bookends” of the Pacific War, the USS Arizona whose bombing was the catalyst that ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour, Oahu, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour

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This DELUXE tour is moving in more ways than one. Explore and honor three historic sites that shaped the outcome of World War II. You will visit the USS ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from Waikiki, Oahu, Historical & Heritage ... 
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USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from Waikiki

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Skip all the lines on a memorable Pearl Harbor tour, including a USS Missouri tour and Arizona Memorial admission. This day trip from your Waikiki hotel takes ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.31
Stars and Stripes Tour, Oahu, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 4

Stars and Stripes Tour

This tour is moving in more ways than one. Explore and honor three historic sites that shaped the outcome of World War II. You will visit the USS Arizona ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island, Big Island of Hawaii, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

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This historic Oahu Day Trip from the Big Island to Pearl Harbor Hawaii takes you on a patriotic journey from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $480.71

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