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Walking History Tour of Ford Island

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This event is offered to registered family participants of the 2019 United States Conference of Mayors in Honolulu.

Join a private, guided three-hour excursion to historic Ford Island. Located in the middle of Pearl Harbor, Ford Island housed aircraft hangers and ship mooring stations, and felt the large brunt of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Many of the original buildings from that era still remain, as well as battle scars.

Your guide will take you on a bus to Pearl Harbor, and on to Ford Island over the bridge connecting the island to the harbor shore. First stop will be at the USS Utah Memorial, which was sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers. Its rusting hulk still rests partially on the surface, entombing those who lost their lives on that fateful day. Hear a special story about the ship’s captain and his newborn daughter. Afterwards, the bus will follow the old runway where Amelia Earhart crashed on takeoff in her attempt to circumnavigate the world. The tour continues with a visit to a bomb crater and bullet holes that mark the Japanese attack.

The tour will conclude with a stop at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum where the history of that Japanese attack and the Air War in the Pacific can be relived. It’s a history tour not to be missed.

Suggestion: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat/visor, and sunscreen.


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