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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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I spent much time here. As a men in uniform from different country...I felt the same for America's fallen heros. The presentation and preservation of history is splendid and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I spent much time here. As a men in uniform from different country...I felt the same for America's fallen heros. The presentation and preservation of history is splendid and with high professionalism. A must visit in Honolulu. Again it is free of cost to enter. The gift shop is quiet full of stuff. Military guys must be loving it.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must see. Even if you are not a history buff, what you see and learn about the Japanese/Hawaiian culture and the affect WWII had on them, and their contributions to other wars, is worth your time. Take your time on this free, self-guided tour. The most moving part for me was the exhibit on the Congress... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Many artifacts and displays regarding our military presence on the island. It included world war II , Korean Was and Viet Nam.

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Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a must for all history buffs. Really shows off the military history of Hawaii, esp emphasis on Pearl Harbor. Great exhibit on GEN Eric Shinseki, a Hawaiian native who served as Chief of Staff of the US Army and as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The location is great -- I can't imagine how much the piece of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was on a short visit to Honolulu and spent about an hour at this fantastic museum. I learned a lot about WWII. Free admission but donations are accepted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Free admission. Clean. Experience at your own pace. Authentic pictures, weapons, clothing, supplies, etc.

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Pori, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like war museums and ww2 museums and US Army, then this is one place for you. I think it was interesting.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum with our three adult daughters. We spent over two hours viewing the exhibits. It was interesting to learn of the history of the Hawaiian people and their involvement in wars over the years.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum is near the Hale Koa hotel. It is free, but donations are always appreciated. There is a gift store in the building where you can pick up souvenirs. Lots of military displays.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum is very good. Lots of items to see and entry is free. Donation requested but not demanded. Lots to buy in the shop. Very informative. We went here before pearl harbour and glad we did.

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