USS MISSOURI secured its place in history as the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the United States that brought an end to Japanese involvement in WORLD WAR II . The formal papers were signed on the deck of the battleship Sept. 2, 1945.
The 887-foot battleship-5 feet longer than the Titanic-is moored near the USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL . The pairing of the two battleships symbolizes the beginning and end of American involvement in WWII.
The “Mighty Mo” saw service in three wars spanning more than five decades; its final operational mission occurred Dec. 7, 1991, when she sailed into Pearl Harbor and took part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the attack.
Now available for visits as the BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL , it’s open daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Due to state COVID restrictions static tours are offered. The WWII Exhibit, Crew’s Room Exhibit and CEC will be closed until further notice. A 35-minute GUIDED TOUR takes visitors on a tour of the ship and covers the main historical points, including the Surrender Deck. Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
Guests may also opt to tour on their own. Maps are provided and signage helps bring the history of the Missouri alive. Staff are on-hand to answer any questions that may arise.
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