Looking for a piece of aviation (and World War II) history during your visit to Hawaii? If so, then the Pacific Aviation Museum is a must visit. Located on Ford Island in the middle of historic Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Aviation Museum is home to a fine collection of aircrafts, including a P-40 fighter and a civilian plane that was airborne and shot during the attack, and a MiG-15 and F-86 Sabre aircraft which flew during the Korean War.
Visitors to the museum will first enter through the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Transportation to the museum on Ford Island is via shuttle busses. Ford island is restricted to those with base access. Along the way to the shuttle busses, you see the historic U.S.S. Bowfin.
Take a look inside Hangar 37…
And then we walked over to Hangar 79, the newest addition to the Pacific Aviation Museum.
My son’s first visit to a museum.
Hangar 79 survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, but you can still see the bullet holes from that fateful day.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Historic Ford Island
319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96818