USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Museum in Pearl Harbor

Adjacent to the visitor center, this park harbors the moored WWII-era submarine USS Bowfin and a museum that traces the development of submarines from their origins to the nuclear age, including wartime patrol footage. Undoubtedly, the highlight is going aboard this historic submarine.

Launched on December 7, 1942, one year after the Pearl Harbor attack, the USS Bowfin sank 44 enemy ships in the Pacific by the end of WWII. The US undersea war against Japan was a major contribution to winning the war in the Pacific and is often overlooked. A self-guided audiotour explores the life of the crew – watch your head below deck. Children under age four are not allowed aboard the submarine for safety reasons.