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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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Great Museum

Totally blown away by this museum which is run by volunteers. They asked for a gold coin donation... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Seaford, Australia
Afternoon stroll

Taking a afternoon stroll up the main street we ended up at the museum. Found this to be a very... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Campbelltown, Australia
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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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2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-955-9552
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Totally blown away by this museum which is run by volunteers. They asked for a gold coin donation but it is totally worth far more. The history and the way it is set out was totally informative. We are visiting the island again next year...More

Thank Kinderscout1
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Taking a afternoon stroll up the main street we ended up at the museum. Found this to be a very interesting place with lots of information regarding the bombing of Pearl Harbour and the Hawaiians/Japanese involved in the war.

Thank harrisonw298
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visited this museum after reading reviews about it and realized it was in walking distance of our hotel. It is a small museum but loaded with information and very well laid out. My husband was in the army and found the history of this...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2016

Interesting little museum chronicling the military history of Hawaii but mainly focuses on the US Army's presence on the islands with lots of military hardware to see and touch. There is no admission charge but it really is worth leaving a donation. It takes about...More

Thank IAN M
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Short, interesting visit for history, and especially Military History, lovers. We took about 1 and a quarter hours to peruse the museum and did not have any regrets in spending our time doing so. you can walk here from almost any hotel along the beach....More

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Just happened to walk past this and since I love military history decided to check it out. Well the admission was free so I figured what have I got to lose. When I walked inside I was impressed with the size of the museum, the...More

Thank FloridaCitizen
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My wife and I enjoy traveling toe the museum each year. The exhibits are laid out well and are informative. The cutout of the construction is enjoyable as well.

Thank R1159HBjamesb
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The museum is located in a former military fort/bunker that housed two large cannons to protect Waikiki during World War II. The museum covers the history of the facility, weapons of old Hawaii, the all AJA US military units of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd...More

Thank damookie
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here today and the kids just loved it. Lots to see in a smaller museum. Free admission and an excellent staff.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 28 March 2016

An interesting collection of artifacts, exhibits, and memorabilia concerning the U.S. Army's involvement in war. It captured my interest and piqued my curiosity. Being an Army veteran myself, it was an interesting visit for me. It was a travel back in time and gives you...More

Thank Emcoinc
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