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Battleship Missouri Memorial

63 Cowpens Street

The USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc. (the Association) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in the State of Hawaii in 1994. The two key purposes of the Association were initially:

To relocate the USS Missouri (BB-63) to Hawaii to establish, operate and maintain a national memorial commemorating the end of hostilities in World War II to serve as a lasting tribute to the United States Navy’s role in forging world peace through strength

To operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, religious, or educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 On May 4th 1998, ownership of the USS Missouri was transferred from the US Navy to the Association through donation contract #N00024-98-C-0201. The ship was towed from Bremerton Washington to Hawaii, arriving June 21st 1998. The ship was opened to the public on January 29th 1999 after six months of repair and restoration.

The Association receives no funds from either the U.S. Navy or any other governmental agency for the operations or ongoing maintenance of the ship. Department of Defense grants assisted us in funding the drydock in 2009.

The mission of the Association is: " Through our employees, volunteers and supporters, the Battleship Missouri Memorial delivers a unique visitor experience as  a premier historic attraction and museum."

The vision of the Association is: "The Battleship Missouri Memorial is a world class experience that inspires, educates and motivates all nationalities and all generations on the universal values of duty, honor, strength, resolve, sacrifice and peace."



Sunday, June 17, 2018
Really enjoyed our visit here. We arrived in time for the free tour which was very informative. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to visit the Battleship Missouri because they close a little earlier than the other memorial sites. We would have liked to have seen more of the ship but ran out of time. The shuttle bus to get here and back from the visitor centre took around 15 minutes each way.

Therese B Bianca

Saturday, May 26, 2018
They take you on a bus from the visitor centre to go here. There are guided tours that come with your pass. You can either choose to join them or roam the ship on your own. Lots of cool and educational exhibit. No water inside and can be hot so be prepared. It should take 1.5 to 2 hours to tour the whole ship.

David Courtright

Sunday, June 3, 2018
This is an amazing place one of if not my favorite place on Oahu. Full of history (WWII to the Desert Storm). The staff is wonderful always happy to help. The tour guides are absolutely fantastic. An absolute wealth of information on the Battleship. If you ever find yourself on the island of Oahu you need to make time to see the mighty Mo!!!!!


Friday, March 30, 2018
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. One of my favorites from my trip. We were the first people of the day so we had it all to ourselves. It was raining but not very hard so we didn't mind getting a little wet on the tour. They were renovating the teak deck in some places and seeing some of the finished areas was absolutely beautiful (especially in the rain when it was wet the colors were gorgeous). The history on this boat is amazing and I love it's proximity to the USS Arizona Memorial. Our tour guide Pol was the best!!!

Edward GuardianArchangelMichael Odquina

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Loved it! But.... Make sure you get the VIP tour. Hire a Sailor.... to sneak you on the secret Restricted Area tour... Of where our Patriotic ghosts roam the decks. ;-) Or just hire

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