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US Army Museum of Hawaii

2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-955-9552
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US Army Museum of Hawaii Worth the Visit

US Army Museum entrance is by donation. It especially gives a wonderful history of Hawaii when it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan N
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Wakarusa
Hawaii History Astounds!

Fantastic trip to a great and kind of hidden gem. We truly enjoyed this and thought it was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark L
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Deridder
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The museum and the museum store are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is free to all. The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii is under the direction of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and receives well over 100,000 visitors a year. tours are available for rent from the Society for a small fee in both English and Japanese. Parking is available directly across from the museum. Validation for a reduced parking fee is available at the welcome desk. Constructed from 1909 to 1911, this Coastal Artillery Battery protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. The battery was built so well that it was unable to be torn down in the early 1970's to make way for the military's Hale Koa Hotel. The battery was turned into a museum in 1976 and begins with early Hawaiian warfare and covers every major military event in the Pacific theater of operations through Vietnam. The Gallery of Heroes honors Hawaii's soldiers who have received our nation's highest awards: the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross. Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, the Hawaii Army Museum Society, also known by its acronym, HAMS, was organized by several former military veterans and patriotic members of the Honolulu community. HAMS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to support the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii. HAMS is a non-federal entity. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no government status.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed 2 days ago

US Army Museum entrance is by donation. It especially gives a wonderful history of Hawaii when it was a territory of the U.S. and the part its people played during WW11. It also gives an in depth history of the Army on Oahu and also...More

Thank Jan N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic trip to a great and kind of hidden gem. We truly enjoyed this and thought it was very well done and presented. Parking was kind of tough, but once we figured it out, spent some time here, the war memorial and the beach. Also,...More

Thank Mark L
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We appreciate your input and hope your visit was truly wonderful!!! Again, Mahalo (Thank you) from all of us at the HI Army Museum Society.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting museum...especially if you are interested in military history. There is no charge for admission.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of history contained in this building. Just seeing how the building was used in the coastal defense of Honolulu and learning that it was built so well that it couldn't be taken down by a construction crew was enough for me. But to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite the construction, it was a great and informative visit! I wasn’t expecting to see Hawaiian warfare, Nazi, and Vietnam Conflict artifacts in the museum.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Self pace museum on the beach of Honolulu shows the history of first troops to the area and the set up of the defense of Pearl Harbor. Lots of exhibits that you can stroll around and learn how and why it all came about. Great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went by it the first day of out vacation and decided to go in on the last. The museum is free but I made sure to leave with a souvenir from the shop and a donation. And, I just have to comment, the older...More

Thank Ainush
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indeed interesting place to visit w/ so many mock-ups & short videos. The rooms are spacious & there are many models of army installations & tons of photos. There is lots to see, the main corridor is very uneven (goes up/down) but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this by accident when we went down to the beach to watch the fireworks that are on Friday nights. We went back on the next Monday to have a look but beware, they don't open on Mondays. So went back the next day and...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most interesting places we visited. For history buffs it is a must see. The museum is free! There is also a small Army Corp of Engineers on the site. Don't miss it! It was very interesting!

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