We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great way to spend a few hours” 4 of 5 stars
Review of US Army Museum of Hawaii

US Army Museum of Hawaii
2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
+1 808-955-9552
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 288 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: ***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.
new zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great way to spend a few hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

we didnt know what to expect here, but found it informative and interesting with a lot of history about Hawaii, and it efforts- mainly in WW2. def worth spending a couple of hours there

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,032 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    587
    356
    78
    11
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
aberdeen
Level Contributor
114 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Enjoyed a visit here. The museum is in the old gun battery at the fort, and good explanations of what room you are in and each housing exhibits.

Not really a place for young kids though

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
California Hot Springs, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My son asked if we could visit this museum so we went. It was actually really nice. They had great displays, lots of well preserved weapons, a nice short video about the work the Army Corps of Engineers does and of course the helicopter on the roof.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice break from hustle and bustle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The museum is a nice place to visit if you are interested in military history or not. It takes you on a journey from the 1700's and the warfare in the Hawaiian islands right through to the Vietnam war. It focuses alot on involvment of Hawaii in conflicts throught the years. The museum has a good balance between art and pictures, real or replica artifacts and scale models.

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Widnau, Switzerland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“lovely small museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It's a lovely small museum showing the history of the US Army. They have a lot of old weapons from the US and Japan and it's nice to see how they differ. Especially the honoured people on the second floor are really interesting .

It's free so spend some time (and a tip)

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to US Army Museum of Hawaii? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage US Army Museum of Hawaii, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.