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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
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The Museum will be open from 9 am - noon on December 24, 2015 and closed on...

The Museum will be open from 9 am - noon on December 24, 2015 and closed on December 25, 2015 and January 1, 2016. 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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We had one hour gap between after lunch and another activity. We were really just hope to kill some time at this place. However, we were amazed by how much we learnt about Hawaii... read more

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had one hour gap between after lunch and another activity. We were really just hope to kill some time at this place. However, we were amazed by how much we learnt about Hawaii & its history after the visit. It is free to visit this place, but make sure you make a some donation. We certainly did.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This free museum has a lot of interesting information. Most of the genuine relics are at Pearl Harbour and the new aviation museum but we learnt a lot about other conflicts. I especially enjoyed getting a bit more insight into the day to day lives of the participants.

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Monticello, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great opportunity to learn the latest slant on Pearl Harbor. NO BATHROOMS BEYOND A CERTAIN POINT YET THEY TELL YOU THE BATHROOM ON THE ARIZONA HAS BEEN "BROKEN" FOR AGES. People are guides as a herd. It is still an active cemetery. Carnival barker guy at front entrance tells bad jokes. Maybe it's a hard job.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a bit of a surprise as it focuses both on the Army in Hawaii but more particularly on the contribution of Hawaii's diverse population to the Armies efforts both at home and abroad.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff was very helpful and friendly. A must place for a visit with free entry. Great history display and history of the island. An education knowledge to learned.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great museum to wander about in for a few hours and read up on historical events and also about the Hawaiian islands natives.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

an interesting place to visit.The museum itself is built into a WW2 bunker.Very educational.A must for history buffs.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First date military museum which encompasses the history of our military services in the Pacific. Great for buffs

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take break from Waikiki and walk down to the Fort DeRussy Park. The museum is free and shows the history of Hawaii and Hawaiians role in the armed services during wars.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Shows the Hawaiian history and what the local Hawaiin heroes did in the wars. Recommend you go and see if interested in history.

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