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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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Ignored it for too long

My family would often walk past the museum without every stopping in. We finally took the time and... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
Fort DeRussy Museum

This was quite a discovery! A very good exhibit of the Hawaiian involvement in WW2, especially of... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Robert W
Melbourne, 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 21 February 2016

My family would often walk past the museum without every stopping in. We finally took the time and boy was it worth it. While the history/military buff will love it, it is a neat museum for everyone since it is help in the bowels of...More

Thank CODY G
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was quite a discovery! A very good exhibit of the Hawaiian involvement in WW2, especially of the Japanese immigrants. One entire room was a surprise to a 4 star General (You need to visit to find out who!)

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have been here a half dozen times over the years and I never miss the chance to visit when in Waikiki. They operate on donation and are staffed by volunteers. The displays are Smithsonian quality and uniquely tailored to Hawaiians contributions to various wars....More

3  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A venue that only survives through the dedication by its volunteers,retaining the local history and preserves those that ensured the final outcome. Visited by all nationalities.

Thank AOffshores
Reviewed 17 February 2016

As an Army veteran and being born and raised in the Hawaiian islands I've always been fascinated with military history. The Army Museum of Hawaii was an excellent place for this! They took time in creating great exhibits and the attention to detail was outstanding....More

Thank ShakaPaka
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great location just off the beach at Waikiki, near the Hilton and Hale Koa. The museum is housed in a former bunker used in coastal defense. Portion of the museum is devoted to former Army Chief of Staff, Eric Shinseki, a native of Hawaii.

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 13 February 2016

great little museum with well stocked, interesting gift shop. At the moment they have an excellent exhibit all about the role of many Nisei in the Military Intelligence Service during WW2 and what a huge difference they made - I thought it was fascinating and...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We did not plan to visit the museum but were walking by, were very hot, and decided to stop in for a few minutes. It would up being a longer stay. I am a veteran so the museum was more interesting to me than my...More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We had one hour gap between after lunch and another activity. We were really just hope to kill some time at this place. However, we were amazed by how much we learnt about Hawaii & its history after the visit. It is free to visit...More

Thank AHTFoodie
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This free museum has a lot of interesting information. Most of the genuine relics are at Pearl Harbour and the new aviation museum but we learnt a lot about other conflicts. I especially enjoyed getting a bit more insight into the day to day lives...More

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