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“Great for kids”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #30 of 341 things to do in Honolulu
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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 April 7, 2014

Not to big and nice way to do something relaxing and cool. lots of visuals for the kids. don't forget to go upstairs to go see the helicopter.

Thank Jender2014
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Free museum. Good way to spend a few hours. Lots of info about WWII. Good for history buffs. next door to the outrigger reef on the beach

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed real close to this museum and had an afternoon to do something so we went. It was free but you can leave a donation. Once again filled with interesting information on WWII and the history of Hawaii. It is worth seeing.

Thank DWessels72
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

A great place to discover history of the islands of Hawaii and also the events of WWII. It is very worthwhile taking an hour or two to visit this museum and its free!

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

went for a walk from Waikiki miramar to the museum,reasonably far and very very hot,but was very good experience,nice movies by different themes

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