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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: 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 free to all. Both the Museum and the Hawaii Army Society's Museum Store are open from 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. 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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We walked into the Army Museum no charge for entry donation if you want to. Humbling fabulous exhibitions of various stages of wars. The japanese linguistic specialists history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Richmond, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We walked into the Army Museum no charge for entry donation if you want to. Humbling fabulous exhibitions of various stages of wars. The japanese linguistic specialists history. Truly a great museum .

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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have been to the museum two times and each time it gets a little better. Lots of photos to look at and a lot of war history to read about specific to Hawaii.

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Warnervale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

the museum was very small there was a considerable amount of reading to do to fully understand it,the displays were minimal the war memorial in canberra is a thousand times better and more imformative . the whole museum didn't do a thing for me to hold my interest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Parking is easy and a short walking distance to the museum. Free admission. There are multiple levels in this museum (3). Very informative and well maintained. The beach is right behind the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I was not sure what to expect but was very pleased with this most interesting display. Housed in an old army bunker this museum is really worth putting a couple of hours aside to tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were walking back to out hotel and decided to drop in on the museum so totally unplanned. We were glad we did as it is a very imformative museum. It is not very big and does not take much time to view. It is free ( which is always a good bonus!). It tells of the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very interesting with great displays. Very knowledgeable staff who were very helpful. Lovely serene spot surrounded by park.

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Russell, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum is located in the centre of Waikiki beach in Fort DeRussy Beach Park (see separate reviews for it). This is not a very big museum but it is actually bigger than it looks. It will only take a couple of hours of your time and will educate you on the participation the army (and Hawaiians) various wars ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This free attraction was very well worth the visit and complements the Pearl Harbour Experience. Just because it is free don't think is half a job display. Most definitely not the case. A very well presented Vietnam Area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

has more things to look at than I thought,awsome staff there nice and friendly,i liked it and im not a real history person,im glad I went

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