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“Great and free!”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #17 of 324 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great and free!”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Visit here....next to the Outrigger Reef....it is free and there is alot of great info!

Visited October 2011
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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Free and worth your time if you are a history buff”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

The US Army Museum is located near the Hale Koa Hotel and the Ft. DeRussy Recreation Center, in Waikiki. It has some very interesting exhibits about the attack on Pearl Harbor. It doesn't take very long to go through the exhibits, which are very well done.

Visited October 2011
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usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“At this museum you feel great pride and gratitude to those who protect us!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Very informative and historically interesting. It is well worth the visit for any citizen or foreign visitor.

Visited October 2011
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

Free entry...donation for the upkeep optional. Very interesting and good use made of the old fort. Worth visiting to pay your respects.

Visited October 2011
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Arlington, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice little museum.”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

Great museum and very interesting. I found it kind of neat that it was housed in an old shore battery that they were not able to demolish because it was so well built in 1911!! Very well laid out and within walking distance of pretty much anywhere in Waikiki.

Visited September 2011
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