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US Army Museum of Hawaii

2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-955-9552
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An amazing free museum

This museum was right near our hotel, so we decided to go in one day. Well worth it! It is very... read more

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EFM86
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Melbourne, Australia
Great Museum

The US Army Museum at Fort DeRussy is well worth a visit. The displays are excellent and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
casscats
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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The museum and the museum store are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is free to all. 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. 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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2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum was right near our hotel, so we decided to go in one day. Well worth it! It is very informative and has information about many different aspects of the military history in Hawai'i. It is presented really well and really easy to follow,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The US Army Museum at Fort DeRussy is well worth a visit. The displays are excellent and informative, a very well-done Museum. We spent quite a time here, recommended.

Thank casscats
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum was awesome. There was a lot to see and learn. The exhibits were well maintained and there was an explanation for everything seen. I never got tired of reading. I definitely would like to visit there again.

Thank geekster16
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your feedback. We definitely hope to see you soon! Aloha

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nicely done Museum that really highlights the contributions made by Hawaiians to the US Military over the years and the facility itself. I took my nephew and he enjoyed it.

Thank LotsATravels
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. We really appreciate your input. Mahalo.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but effective museum provides an in depth look at Hawaii's importance to the US during the wars of the 20th century and its contribution to American success. It s simple exhibits demonstrate Hawaii's patriotism and pride. Even if you are not a military...More

Thank Marenel
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Your feedback and comments are so greatly appreciated. Aloha!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some free time so we stopped in for a visit. It brought back so many memories from my time in the military. I learned some interesting new info about native Hawaiians and Japanese who served during WWII. The tribute to those who have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprise location, right on beach so no need to travel to see it. Was nice to stop by and read the history of items in this museum not a lot of fan fare but nice to see.

Thank brob442
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not excited about doing it. I was so, so wrong.our whole family including teenagers, found their exhibits very interesting. There is no admission charge. So glad I did it

Thank snowmass21
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm happy to hear we didn't disappoint you! Thank you for giving us a try and we hope you'll visit us again!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is tucked away and doesn't even look open but go in and have a wander, it is great history and the shop is wondeerful, also entry is free or make a donation. Not alot these days you can see for free so don't miss...More

Thank TraceyMc2014
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We think so too!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the stop to see the Army's history on Oahu. They have some wonderful artifacts and fun to take a quick walk through the exhibits. If you have the time, well worth the stop.

Thank Tony G
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HAMSExecDir, Manager at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo!!! We appreciate your feedback!

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