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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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wow, simple yet straight to the point.

This was very intense to see, you are actually drawn to read the information and not just skip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet V
Fort Derussy and the museum was excellent and it is free.

This was interesting for the military buffs to see. A lot of information about the Fort is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan R
Chandler, Arizona
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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 2 days ago

This was very intense to see, you are actually drawn to read the information and not just skip past. You will see some things that you seen at other places so go through all the rooms, all of the decades.

Thank Janet V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was interesting for the military buffs to see. A lot of information about the Fort is available here.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Little did I know that this large, windowless building was an original bunker (1911) with two huge guns installed to defend Hawaii from attack. Now it is a fascinating museum with guns, models, photos and more depicting warfare in and affecting Hawaii from pre-European contact...More

Thank BMSO
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is close to downtown Waikiki, it's small, but you can easily spend an hour or so here, the rooms are well curated and it provides a good history of the US Army in Hawaii. Some of the old photos of Waikiki are priceless...More

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting, if small, military museum aimed at highlighting the military history and legacy of Hawaii. From entrance to exit the museum follows a timeline which maintains the interest. For me the highlight was right at the end, a room dedicated to General Eric...More

Thank Rickapoodlie
Reviewed 1 week ago

look back in time & see how harsh the conditions were for the soldiers, airforce & navy, the sacrifices they made all for the love of their country & to keep a free world

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is on the beautiful grounds of Fort DeRussy, close to the Hale Koa Hotel. Avery good musuem and best of all it is free.

Thank 47mike60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free military museum located close to the beach, featuring an exhibit on the Medal of Honour recipients. The military equipment housed is limited to an attack helicopter, howitzer and light American and Japanese tank. Inside the Battery, which forms the museum building, is the workings...More

1  Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free, offers many attractions, great displays, air conditioned, plenty of places to photograph and has a really good gift shop Worth a look!

Thank killerberry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right next to the beach in Waikiki is an amazing US Army Museum. The admission is free and the exhibit is very interesting. We could not believe how good it was.

Thank John M
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