WWII-era naval vessels reopen for tours

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock has reopened their beloved World War II vessels, USS Razorback and Hoga tugboat for private and public tours. 

Tour Hours

  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., last tour leaving at 5:30 p.m.

From June 1, 2021 to Labor Day, the museum will be open Wednesday – Sunday. 

The City Of North Little Rock will continue their mask policy in all city owned buildings, therefore masks will be required inside the facility and on each vessel during tours. 

About USS Razorback Submarine (SS-394)

Now docked at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock, barely rocked by the passing barges and dutifully cared for by a dedicated group of staff, volunteers and veterans, USS Razorback seems to be enjoying retired life. The longest-serving submarine in the world, USS Razorback participated in World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam War.

Hoga tugboat - Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

About Hoga (YT-146)

USS Hoga (YT-146) is best known for her actions during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Getting underway within 10 minutes after the first Japanese bombs fell, she went to work rescuing sailors in the water, fighting fires, and pulling ships out of harm’s way. Hoga pulled the repair ship USS Vestal away from USS Arizona‘s burning hull, assisted the damaged minesweeper USS Oglala and the battleship USS Nevada. She fought fires on the Nevada as well as the battleships USS Maryland, USS Tennessee, and USS Arizona. In all, Hoga spent 72 continuous hours fighting fires. Hoga is most recognized for pushing the sinking USS Nevada to safety and preventing her from blocking the narrow channel.

For her work, Hoga, her commanding officer, and his crew received a commendation from ADM Chester A. Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet.

Birthday Parties & Special Events

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is currently taking reservations for birthday parties and special events. Its popular sleepovers on the USS Razorback submarine will return in June 2021. To make reservations, call (501) 371-8320.