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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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Free entry, good displays

This museum has the history of Hawaii military including the many Japanese/Americans that served... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark A
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Melbourne, Australia
History lesson on Pearl Harbor

The museum is well maintained and is free - It is centrally located to Waikiki hotels and beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon B
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Thornton, Colorado
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
Waikiki
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has the history of Hawaii military including the many Japanese/Americans that served the US forces

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well maintained and is free - It is centrally located to Waikiki hotels and beach. Worth the time to check it out.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend you go visit - it's free entry and the history inside is amazing- Hawaii is so beautiful and to read and see the museum and actually watch videos about history over in USA is wonderful- highly recommend this place and there's a souvenir ship...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this free entry museum for a couple of hours. Good focus on the role of the Hawaii and its residents in various war theatres.

Thank Jeff345234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is run by volunteers, full of great photos and information. This is a must see, entry is by donation. Well worth the visit

Thank Caroldave18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is in the old battery building,and that alone is worth the visit -- to see the construction and how the thing worked. It's well laid out and has interesting artifacts and information. Well worth your visit. It's free (with contributions accepted). Takes 1-2...More

Thank Misty T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum but tells a great story and has a good selection of equipment to see. Excellent that the museum is free, although it is well worth paying the 5 bucks for the audio tour. The gift shop is well priced.

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum building itself is part of the time line of US army history. Spent an hour with enough to see without being swamped with information. Has a nice amount Hawaiian content. Free entry with donations accepted. Worth the time and easy to get to.

Thank thelooks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we walked past this museum and thought we would drop in. we were very glad we did. we spent about 30 minutes wandering through the rooms in the old bunker. we would have stayed longer but our young children were keen to keep moving to...More

Thank Lozman26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 12 year old son is a history buff. We all loved the museum. Low key, but lots of meaningful exhibits.

Thank Lisa R
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