This unique National Park is the only site in the National Park System (comprised of 385 parks) 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.
Park visitors have the opportunity to learn about the events that lead to the outbreak of the Pacific War, the Battle of Guam and the role the Mariana Islands played in helping to end World War II (1941-1945).
At War in the Pacific National Historical Park (NHP), the former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches,and historic structures all serve as silent reminders of the bloody battles that ensued on the Island of Guam, over 58 years ago.
As a National Park unit, these unique resources will be preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.