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Ford Island Control Tower

Top of the Tower Tour

Overview

“AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL.” These were the first words broadcast from Ford Island as the air raid on Pearl Harbor began, marking a moment in time that changed the course of history.

In the nearly eight decades since, this historic landmark — the Ford Island Control Tower — has proudly stood silent guard over Pearl Harbor. A monument to the brave men and women who fought in World War II, the tower has been further immortalized on the silver screen by epic films such as Tora! Tora! Tora! and Midway.

The Top of the Tower Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience featuring the Pearl Harbor battlefield from the iconic Ford Island Control Tower. A silent witness to the December 7, 1941 attack, the tower is now open to the public for the first time in decades, memorializing our Greatest Generation and the “day which will live in infamy.”

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