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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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Such a wonderful place to go!

We went here on our way back from Pacific Air Museum to Waikiki. Free entry, great exhibits from... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2015
bustergiz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
History at its finest

Free exhibit, good rainy day activity. It is very informative and has a lot of pictures pertaining... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2015
Marie L
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Buffalo, New York
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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
Waikiki
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

We went here on our way back from Pacific Air Museum to Waikiki. Free entry, great exhibits from culture to history of Hawaii to recent conflicts. All very well displayed and very informative. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. Takes a while to go through...More

Thank bustergiz
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Free exhibit, good rainy day activity. It is very informative and has a lot of pictures pertaining to the historical events.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I found the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii an interesting and educational experience. My highlights were the history of colonization of Hawaii, Japanese immigration to the US, the events of World War II post Pearl Harbor and the efforts of the Nisei as undercover agents....More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I've been to waikiki 10 time but never made it here. I'm glad to have finally made it. If your a WW2 or Vietnam vet it will take you back in time, maybe good maybe bad. If your a civilian it is a educational experience.There...More

Thank jonnyru49
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Sombering place to visit, shows that Americans are always ready to defend and protect our Homeland. Many interesting items, uniforms, helmets, weapons, artillery, and machinery.

Thank mspatty1967
Reviewed September 28, 2015

A great museum in highlighting Hawaii's military history. Many exhibits of artefacts and dioramas makes this an interesting place to visit and it's free. Take time to walk around and absorb some of Hawaii's military history it's worth the visit. Easy to get to by...More

Thank NovaAustralia
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I learned a lot. It is in an actual building that defended Waikiki. Staff were helpful and the displays were informative and represented a history of the Army.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed September 23, 2015

experience all the history of the us army at the museum in hawaii located close to the city centre and free to enter. amazing displays all well presented for viewing and enjoying by all. if you have time and interested in army history check this...More

Thank David D
Reviewed September 22, 2015

I thought it was much more comprehensive review of Hawaii's participation in WWII than Pearl Harbor. The bonus is it's much easier to get to and free admission.

Thank nycgirl499
Reviewed September 21, 2015

One of the few free experiences, this museum is a credit to the team that put it together. Well presented information with professionally displayed historic photos and artefacts. Specifically about Hawaii and the history of war from contact with Europeans to the present. One of...More

Thank Sandy B
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