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“A great history of the US Army in Hawaii”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #20 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 December 6, 2012

The museum is build inside the old battery at Fort DeRussy. The various galleries inside the battery provide the backdrop for the many interesting displays. Never thought my wife would be so interested in military history, but the museum is well laid out and there is much that is unique.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Very well set up . exhibits set up from pre WW1 War thru The Viet Nam conflict .The exhibits had items of real interest as well as vidoes from the conflicts. the Museum is air conditioned for a very comfortable expierance ,also is very clean and you able to proceed at your own speed .Gift store at the end of your tour . Admission is free but a donation is appreciated

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

A lot of thought and care has gone into the displays. Allow enough time to take in the exhibits and displays.

Thank james a
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Nothing to dislike..it is free (donations if you wish) and very interesting. There is much to look at we fould the second level of heros to be moving.

Thank mjrdnx
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Walked past this museum plenty of times during my stay in Waikiki not realizing what it was. Upon further inspection, it turned out to be a wonderful piece of history I almost missed! The clerk was friendly and humorous, and I liked the films they show in the mini theatre(s).

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