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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: ***Important announcement that until further notice: Both the Museum and...
***Important announcement that until further notice: Both the Museum and the Hawaii Army Society's Museum Store are open from 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. However, due to staffing shortages, beginning on June 30, 2015 the hours of operation will change to: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4:15 PM. 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 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 story of 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. Its sole mission is to support the development of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Today, it continues that tradition by funding exhibit expansion and creation, and other improvements at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii which is housed in historic Battery Randolph on the grounds of Ft. DeRussy in Waikiki.
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This is a free admission and is worth going to see. It is located just next door to the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel where we stayed so we just walked on over. We enjoyed it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a free admission and is worth going to see. It is located just next door to the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel where we stayed so we just walked on over. We enjoyed it a lot.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit and get insight into the Armies History. It is located next to a very nice park and the Military Hotel. If you are into this kind of stuff it is a must see!!!

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I stopped here during our first trip to Oahu. I was very interested to see this museum about Hawaii, its history, and its role in the military. My uncle was stationed in Hawaii immediately following Pearl Harbor and my father and mother met up here to get married during one of his tours in Vietnam. It was... More 

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Judgeford, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Note closed on Sunday and Mondays. Well laid out and free to enter, takes about 40-60 minutes to have a brief look through. Good displays and interesting facts about the Hawaiian islands and their place in military history.

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Howard Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a rainy day looking to kill some time, but this was such a great museum. The exhibits were great, especially because they explained how Hawaii became a state and it reflects on all of the Hawaiians who have served the United States. I will go back again.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was simply brilliant. The museum is well laid out and much time, hard work and money has been put in to the displays. Plus the gift shop is awesome. My only criticism is that not all wars are depicted; nothing is mentioned of the Gulf War or the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, which perhaps would make veterans of... More 

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HAMSExecDir, HAMS Executive Director at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii. In 2010, the Museum was able to reconstruct the parapets, thereby adding space for a new gallery. Plans are currently in the works to not only create an exhibit on the US Army of the Pacific's role in the Global War on Terror, but to also expand the current... More 

Lorain, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit and it is Free just make a donation to help them out. You will learn a lot here.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Managed a couple of hours here on our last day in Hawaii and weren't disappointed. Many great displays and much history on the walls. What would have made it better would have been if guides had been available throughout the museum to explain things a bit more. The army museum in Fremantle has a number of mature (won't say old)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The only reason the place exists is because it was considered too noisy and difficult to demolish the battery in which the museum is built. So the museum is the amunnutuion level of the battery and the doors and wall are 14 foot in some places. If you are interested in war memoriabilia then it's worth a visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was just a 2min walk from our hotel. Very friendly staff and a small but very effective displays of various eras/wars. 1 hour of your time worth it

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Address: Address: 2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-955-9552
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki

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