National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu

4.7
A memorial cemetery commemorating fallen soldiers, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is known locally as "Punchbowl Cemetery." The common name refers to the cemetery's position at the Punchbowl Crater, an extinct volcano. Since the cemetery's founding in 1948, thousands of veterans have been interred. Pay a visit to the chapel where a tribute to the battles fought by the interred is inscribed on the walls. The tropical climate supports gardens in the cemetery that act as a natural tribute to the soldiers who lie in its grounds. By using our Honolulu attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and other attractions in Honolulu.
Create an itinerary including National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
map
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,687 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • It is a very moving place to see where so many of our fighting men are burried. I did not relized how much detail would be at this site, but it blew me away.  more »
  • This memorial cemetery is beautiful with such care taken for the grounds. The main monument has much to offer of history and information about how the monument is set up the way it is. This is a must ...  more »
  • The view when you make the final turn into the cemetery, the view is breathtaking! The parking for the main monument is behind the monument. Turn left at the junction just beyond the entrance and foll...  more »
Google
  • It a beautiful, somber memorial park. It gives chills to the skin to see the men and women who gave their lives for our country, some were so young they never had a chance to start their own families. There is a new building were you can locate the graves and where they are located. It is very beautiful, the view of the ocean and Diamond Head is spectacular!
  • Also known as Punchbowl Cemetery it is such a beautiful Reston place for those who served in the Military. My brother, Joe and his wife Jan (Mary) both long time members of the military have been put to rest there (a long time dream of theirs). I know they are happy to be together and in such a peaceful and everlasting place!!!
  • This is a peaceful and somber place respective of those who went before us. I often visit this National Park to visit a stillborn of a dear couple ranging to a recent death of two of my Hospice patients interred into the new Columbarium. I remember visiting a young child and the gravity of this place becomes greater with the years. Come to Honor and to remember the mortality in all of us.
  • Punchbowl is a beautiful reminder that freedom is not free. It is a cemetery for those who served in the military, built inside a dormant volcanic crater. The names of the fallen are engraved on limerock walls on the Northwestern portion of the cemetery. In that complex are mosaics of major battles from World War 2, Vietnam, and Korea. The southern portion of the cemetery has an observation area with beautiful views of downtown and Diamond Head.
  • Absolutely a must...Hawaii doesn’t seem to remind tourist it is open to the public.. The cemetery sits on top of a volcano in a crater. Beautiful sight and very reverent.

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific by other users

5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA November, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans