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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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Very interesting and educational - free activity

A very interesting war history museum. Highly recommended for family/friends. A visit to this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
Interesting look at Hawaii and it's people during WW2

This was a self paced look at Hawaii during WW2. Wonderful exhibits that provided insight into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather W
Inverloch, Victoria, Australia
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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 1 week ago

A very interesting war history museum. Highly recommended for family/friends. A visit to this museum is free.

Thank staceyl200
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a self paced look at Hawaii during WW2. Wonderful exhibits that provided insight into what happened during WW2 to Hawaii and it's people. It wasn't crowded and your weren't running to a schedule like at Pearl Harbour. My husband said that this was...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry was free, the material on display inside is wonderful and adds to the information that you get from Pearl Harbor.

Thank Jody M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice that it's at the park near the beach. I wished that had more exhibits but it was still a nice way to spend an hour.

Thank Kamboka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed going through this military museum. We have seen this before and have not had the time to see it. So this trip we had a chance to stop. It was a great way to learn about Vietnam, Korea, WWII, and Hawaiian history. Free...More

Thank Brandra2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, admission is free to the museum although there is a donation box in the main entrance. An elderly gentleman was manning the visitors' desk and was very appreciative of our donations. I thanked him for his services to our country as well...More

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HAMSExecDir, Executive Director at US Army Museum of Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and for mentioning your interaction with one of our wonderful volunteers. Two of our volunteers are veterans of WWII, one of whom is 98 and served as a fighter pilot and one who served with the famed 100th Inf...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ex museum great history of several wars and great Hawaiian history and local soldiers etc.bloody hell when you look at the weapons these men and women had to face makes you go back to my title .They put their lives on the line for us...More

Thank Badennesb1655nmbrian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old fort is great. Its free, on the beech. It is full of info from the wars. I think one of the volinteers is 93. Bet he can tell some stories

Thank michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Hawaii about 18 times and this is the first trip that we have ever been to see the museum - mostly because we always seemed on to have a free day on a Sunday or Monday and that's when its closed...More

Thank Ozziechick45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The US Army museum is a very interesting piece of Hawaiian and military history. I stumbled upon it while walking around the Waikiki area. It is right on the beach and was free to visit.

Thank dnymud
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