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“very very interesting”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #19 of 332 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 October 10, 2012

My husband spent 2 and half hours wandering through this museum and found it very very interesting - great memorabilia

Thank cyndy66
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Situated next to the military hotel in.Waikiki. Free admission excellent facilities, don't forget to visit the second floor and visit the medals room and watch the corps of engineers video

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I came across this museum on one of my walks - found it to be excellent and the admission was free - the museum is extremely informative with excellent exhibits

Thank John B
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We really enjoyed the friendly staff and very interesting artifacts available.just was cruising around and happened to drive by. Free admission is awesome and parking is very cheap accross themuseum.

Thank branpink
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

There aren't many free attractions to be found in Hawaii but this is one of them. You'll learn the history of Fort DeRussy as well as the history of the armed forces on the island. The exhibits and displays they have on hand are very interesting, including the helicopter that sits on the roof! If you're into history or just have some time to kill, I recommend checking this place out.

(There is an audio tour that has a fee but it's optional and admission is free)

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