Battleship Missouri Memorial celebrates Living History Day with free admission

History will come to life at Ford Island as the Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts “Living History Day” on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Festivities will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and feature fun and educational exhibits, performances and activities from a collection of historical attractions, organizations, and active military commands.

Best of all, admission is free for Hawaii residents, military and Battleship Missouri Memorial members.

The daylong celebration will also commemorate two important anniversaries for America’s last and most famous battleship – the 72nd anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch into service in 1944 and the 17th anniversary of its opening as the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

View the full schedule below and click here for more information.

  • 9 a.m.: U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band*
  • 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Children’s games and activities
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Captain’s Cabin Tours
  • 11 a.m.:Castle High School Jazz Band*
  • Noon: U.S. Marine Force Pacific Band*
  • 1 p.m.: U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Tropic Knights Band*
  • 2 p.m.: Iolani High School Jazz Band*
  • All day: World War II witnesses and survivors, IMPS Hawaii Battleship Row display, radio room tours, displays of historic military vehicles and weaponry

*Featuring dance performances by Hawaii Jitterbugs

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