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“Proud of Our Sevicemen and women” 5 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
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Ranked #23 of 264 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Belton,Missouri
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“Proud of Our Sevicemen and women”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The visit to the Museum was our second one. There are a lot of items on display some might even take you back to the items you used during your tour of duty as they did me. Like the M-14 M16 and Huey helocopter. It is worth the time on you and your family to take the tour of the Museum. Enjoyable for entire family.

Visited April 2014
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

There is a bus that goes straight the museum which was really convenient. The museum itself was a wonderful experience, no entry charge.. The staff/ volunteers were very friendly and informative. They also had some interesting stories about Pearl Harbor.

Visited August 2013
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“Was partly close for refurbishment ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When we visited the museum was being refurbished, so half of it was closed but what we did see upstairs and outside was enjoyable. Entry to the museum is free so well worth a look and when refurbished should be even better.

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“Amazing find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Entrance is free, but once you go through the museum you will feel like we did, and will donate on your way out. Displays are very interesting and educational. Compared to the high traffic memorials like Pearl Harbor, you are not rushed and not constantly bombarded with the same story over and over. The volunteers are very friendly and informative. When walking down Waikiki Beach it is an easy side stop to make and is air conditioned. A must stop for anyone interested in the Military History of Hawaii beyond that of Pearl Harbor...from the history of the early Hawaiians to the modern military connections. Small gift shop and located near main bus stops.

Visited March 2014
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“Great exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Really informative little museum, with some great exhibits. You can move through at your own pace which is great. Free entry.

Visited March 2014
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