War In The Pacific National Historical Park

Overview

At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as silent reminders of the bloody World War II battles that ensued on Guam. While the park is known for its historical resources, the warm climate, sandy beaches, and turquoise waters beckon visitors and residents to enjoy the island's natural resources.

Memorials to Sacrifice

Many lives were lost and the suffering was great for all those involved in the battles on Guam and throughout the Pacific Theater. Asan Bay Overlook with its panoramic view and its Memorial Wall which contain 16,142 names of Chamorro and American casualties who suffered or died during the war on Guam. Liberator's Memorial honors the armed forces that participated in the 1944 landing on Guam.

A Common Significance

This unique National Park is the only site in the National Park System that honors the bravery and sacrifices of all those who participated in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This includes the United States, Japan, and the Allied nations; Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union.

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Directions

Driving: 

Plane - From Mainland United States, Guam is accessable from Honolulu, Hawaii, or Toyko, Japan. Flights through Guam via A.B. Wonpat International Airport.

Note:
Due to extensive damage from Supertyphoon Pongsona in late 2002, the park has been without the Visitor Center. The park is currently renovating the old Army Reserve Center in Sumay and will soon open the new T. Stell Newman Visitor Center to the public later this year.