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“very interesting, air conditioned, lots to see”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #20 of 333 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2012

nice break from the sun and sweat, really well done, lots to see and learn. Just happened upon it will walking around- enjoyed our time spent!

no admission charge nice staff

Thank Carleen_mc
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Alot of interesting facts , pictures and articles in this Museum. Well worth a look

Thank Antoni L
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

My husband who is a miltary buff was on cloud 9... This is a very nice museum, exhibits were presented very well, and admission is free!

Thank dizon63sky
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

this was a surprise...didnt know it was there, happened upon it. everyone needs to see this! a lot of history here!

Thank msbeth
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Interesting, and well worth the visit. very central to the main part of Waikiki.

Thank humpty023
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