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September 7, 2018

Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service Launch New Pearl Harbor App

Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service have partnered to create two new Pearl Harbor Apps bringing the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor to the world. The new experiences offer a unique view of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument-Pearl Harbor that is open daily, welcoming over 1.9 million visitors annually. 

“Our two new Pearl Harbor Apps add a whole new dimension in learning about the events of December 7, 1941,” said Aileen Utterdyke, president & CEO of Pacific Historic Parks. “The stories of the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor are more accessible than ever, providing everyone the opportunity to honor the past and to inspire a better future.” 

New Free App Bring Pearl Harbor to the World

The free Pearl Harbor-USS Arizona app is the official National Park visitor guide for the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The app is available for download on iOS and Android phones via Apple iTunes or Google Play. 

This new app includes a Pearl Harbor Visitor Center map, park and tour information, how to get tickets to the Memorial, information on the other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and great historical content. It also offers visitors everything they need to know about the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center before they make their trip to Hawaii. 

Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours 

Adding an experiential component to the story of Pearl Harbor, the Pearl Harbor VR Tour App provides individuals the opportunity to view three different Virtual Reality Tours from their homes using their own virtual reality goggles. The three VR Tours allow individuals to travel back in time, with never-before seen 360-degree perspectives of events that occurred on December 7, 1941:

  1. Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona before it was sunk by an armor piercing bomb
  2. Witness the key stages of the Japanese Attack on Battleship Row
  3. Explore the USS Arizona Memorial, including unauthorized areas not viewable by public

The Pearl Harbor VR Tour App is priced at $2.99 on Apple iTunes or Google Play stores. To view a video on the National Park Services new Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Tours, please visit vimeo.com/274758762.

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