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US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #29 of 342 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 June 20, 2013

it's near the beack and a walking from the hotel. Boys and men will like it. I was a little bit bored.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

There is NO admission fee, and some VERY knowledgeable volunteers working there. The museum is relatively small, but interesting. It is WELL worth the money!!!

It is on the Western end of Waikiki Beach.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located near the Outrigger Reef at the Beach Hotel on Kalia Road, the museum offers visitors a bit of history. Documenting the history of the Hawaiian military, most notably during World War II, the museum gives visitors a sense of he importance of Hawaii's contributions to the US military.

Favorite areas included the Medal of Honor exhibit, Animination's role in the war, and the General Eric Shinseki exhibit.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very informative covering the Vietnam war and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lots of military history. No charge for entering museum.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Well worth a look, lovely bookstore at entrance. Lots of great relics and things in this museum. Nice to see, in conjunction with Pearl.

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