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US Army Museum of Hawaii

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Address: 2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-955-9552
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9:00 am - 4:15 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii is under the direction of the U.S. Army...
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. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9 am - 4:15 pm. The Hawaii Army Society Museum Store (HAMS) closes at 4 pm. The Museum is free to all. Audio 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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Great place to visit and see what some of the soldier went thru,amazing place for the memories. I recommend people to go and see it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Campbelltown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and see what some of the soldier went thru,amazing place for the memories. I recommend people to go and see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One can visit this free museum before or after your walk along Waikiki beach next to the Hale Koa military Hotel. It has ancient Hawaiian warrior weapons on display & tells the story of how Oahu became a prized strategic military possession.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My Husband and I stumbled into this Army Museum in one of our long walks. It was interesting and free to see it. It was an old fort. Lot's of military history to offer and the place was pretty cool. It should be on your list to see when visiting Honolulu. It's a walking distance from Waikiki. Place is also... More 

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Rancho Dominguez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The state did an excellent job in setting up the ARMY museum. I really enjoyed every area of the building. The way they have it all laid out makes it easy to understand and see and read history. No fee required, only asking for donations

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at this museum, it is built in an actual gun fort. It was interesting, lots to read and see. It is free which I was surprised at. Whoever put this museum together should be very proud of it. I learnt a lot from walking through and most importantly reading the stories of those men who are listed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The U.S. army museum if worth a look of you are a military history buff. Although small as military museums go, it offers a interesting history of the military's involvement in Hawaii over the last 200 years. It's free entry and the air conditioning is a welcome relief from humidity. There is a small gift shop and a individual audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is a very well done museum and its FREE!!! Cant go wrong if your in Waikiki give yourself a couple of hours and visit. Its like strolling through time of the US Army and military history in the Pacific. next to Hale Koa, Hilton Hawaiian Village, etc. Aloha & Enjoy

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Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

When walking around the Waikiki area this is the perfect place to stop and enjoy seeing and understanding about the Pacific conflict and its history and defense of the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This museum was excellent but I did not expect it to be otherwise Good for the big boys and even better for the little boys as my little grandson was in awe at everything that he saw. Don't miss this one and you don''t have to be an American to really enjoy it, understand it and everything is so well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was an interesting look at the history of the military and their lives in Honolulu. Perfect location on the beach, with nice grounds and gardens.

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