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US Army Museum of Hawaii

2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-955-9552
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Interesting museum, great location

I didn't have the chance to see this personally, but my son wanted to go in and my husband and him... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
History of the 20th century.

The museum was free for all. Donations were accepted and the museum is definitely worth the time to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Noel M
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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.
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2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
+1 808-955-9552
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I didn't have the chance to see this personally, but my son wanted to go in and my husband and him went and said what they saw was fine, but nothing over the top. If I remember correctly, this museum is free to the public...More

Thank teenster3
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was free for all. Donations were accepted and the museum is definitely worth the time to visit. We had several hours to fill before heading to the airport and the museum was about a seven minute walk from our hotel; Waikiki Gateway Hotel....More

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a nice walk around the city and decided to visit museum before our departure back home. Keeping in mind that the museum is not open on Sundays and Mondays. Nice place to walk around. Good to catch-up on the dark times of the military....More

Thank TinVet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the US Army Museum to escape the heat for a little while and we're so glad we did. The exhibits and artifacts displaying Hawaii's military history are first class. And the fact that it's all housed in a former military bunker made...More

Thank SeattleRican
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a old fort and has a lot of information and old war guns and photos and just a nice place to see. and it doesn't cost to get in

Thank 1owlbird
Reviewed 1 week ago

This free museum is chock full of information about Hawaii and the military. I was happy to make a donation to support this place.

Thank jltlee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe this museum is FREE! My son is into WWII and this place just brought a smile to his face. From the tanks out front to the helicopter on the roof. So many things to see and read. If you have a hour...More

Thank pelayoady11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't really on my agenda to visit, but popped in as we were walking past. A couple of hours later we left having fully immersed ourselves in the history and thoroughly enjoyed how well laid out and presented the exhibitions were. Well worth a visit.

Thank DianeWard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum to visit while in Honolulu. Admission is free (totally suggest making a donation, I think it's all run by volunteers). Good collection of exhibits, some tanks, a helicopter and various weapon replicas etc. Definitely learned some interesting facts about Hawaii military history. Staff...More

Thank tprock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is totally run by volunteers and donations. Well restored and full of history. Loved it, nice little shop to purchase memorabilia. Very friendly staff

Thank Ann-margeret F
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