War In The Pacific National Historical Park

War In The Pacific National Historical Park

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War In The Pacific National Historical Park

Guam

(671) 477-7278

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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.

Map of War In The Pacific

Latitude, Longitude: 13.459747, 144.710541

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Activities

  • Boating

    Call the visitor center for more information at: (671) 333-4050. Use caution when swimming, snorkeling, or diving. There are many species of poisonous marine life and strong currents may be present. Use the buddy system.

  • Bicycling

    Call the visitor center for more information at: (671) 333-4050.

  • Fishing

    Call the visitor center for more information at: (671) 333-4050.

  • Hiking

    Call the visitor center for more information at: (671) 333-4050.

  • Historic Sites

    Over 100 historical sites, caves, bunkers, pill boxes, emplacements, latrine foundations, plaques, and structures that can be seen throughout War in the Pacific's landscape. The T. Stell Newman Visitor Center has reopened and is now located at the former Army Reserve Center, near the Naval Station Guam front gate. Just look out for the awesome Japanese Type-C Midget submarine!

  • Picnicking

    Call the visitor center for more information at: (671) 333-4050.

  • Water Sports

    Scuba and snorkeling areas are located within the Asan Inland Unit and Apaca Point. Visit or call the visitor center for reservations at (671) 333-4050. The T. Stell Newman Visitor Center is open from Sunday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Use caution when swimming, snorkeling, or diving. There are many species of poisonous marine life and strong currents may be present. Use the buddy system.

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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(671) 477-7278

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