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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 30, 2013

This place really explains the military history of the island, with detailed exhibit. I takes a while to really look over everything, please plan accordingly.

Thank KJ C
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I really enjoyed the history of the museum. Was just down from my hotel. I would recommend everyone near the beach take a look.

Thank ChrisO873
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Historic,informative,well laid out,helpful staff,free entry,respectful environment,great static displays,easy access,on a bus route and close to the beach.

Thank Gerard370
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Excellently laid out, with extra exhibits outside.

I have to tell you that the thing that rocks my boat is ships and navy, but I enjoyed the visit to this museum, and I think you will too.

Thank cricket_umpires
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a carefully laid out museum with thousands of genuine articles on display which gives an insight and an opportunity to reflect and appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom by men who were prepared to pay the ultimate price.
I spent just under an hour there due to time constraints, but could easily spend double that time there, and really pleased that I went there.
I think it should be mandatory for everyone to visit a war museum - Lest We Forget.

1  Thank Tom W
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