Pearl Harbor

Join us December 5-11, 2016, for Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor, a week of commemorative events for the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Arkansas has many ties to the beginning of World War II, several right here at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock:

  • The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is the only place other than Honolulu, Hawaii, to have two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat Hoga fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback was in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered, ending World War II.
  • Hoga fought fires on Battleship Row for 72 continuous hours in Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack.
  • Hoga is the last floating Navy vessel that was present in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack.

The week of events will be centered on a formal ceremony to be held December 7 at 11:55 a.m., the local time of the attack. The Schedule of Events is available here.

New to Central Arkansas? Here are places to stay and where to eat while you are here. The museum is located next to the Downtown Riverside RV Park, if you like to travel by RV.