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Hangar 79

Hangar 79 picks up where the story in Hangar 37 leaves off


30 to 40 minutes
All Ages
Included in Museum Admission


Hangar 79 picks up where the story in Hangar 37 leaves off, documenting the rise of American air superiority that was established in World War II and continued to climb in subsequent decades in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars.

Experience a first-class guided tour, which includes a ride in the originally restored elevator to the upper cab, where guests are met with a 360° view of the battlefield from the observation deck. Docents will lead guests on a journey through the morning of December 7, 1941 and share compelling stories of sacrifice and bravery.

This 80,000-square-foot maintenance and engine repair facility also withstood the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, as evidenced by the blue glass windows riddled with bullet holes left by the battle. During World War II it was a maintenance and engine repair facility, filled with fighters, bombers and patrol aircraft that were based in Pearl Harbor or en route to the front lines.

Hangar 79 is the proud home of The Shealy Restoration Shop, a genuine aircraft restoration shop that brings the aircraft of decades past back to life. The Shealy Restoration Shop is filled with an array of vintage aircraft awaiting preparation for future display, including the legendary B-17 Swamp Ghost.


All Ages


30 – 40 minutes




Included in Museum Admission

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Shealy Restoration Shop

Airplane in Restoration Shop

A genuine aircraft restoration shop that maintains and restores authentic aircraft from World War II and beyond.

Go behind the scenes of the restoration shop on our guided Legends of Pearl Harbor Tour for a can’t-miss experience, including a peek at all the aircraft currently being restored and entrance to our Douglas C-47 Skytrain.

Guided Hangar Tours

Legends of Pearl Harbor Tour at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

An hour-long Guided Tour of Hangars 37 & 79 & Restoration Shop. This behind the scenes peek at our restoration operations, plus an intimate tour with our expert Docents, creates an unforgettable and deeply-moving experience you’re sure to remember forever.

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Open Daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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