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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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Been to Hawaai a few times but this was the first time ever Ive been to the museum and it was truly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pob28008
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Main Beach, Australia
Must see along with Pearl Harbor!

This museum which is free provides important context to Pearl Harbor and Hawaiian critical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mdinonno
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to Hawaai a few times but this was the first time ever Ive been to the museum and it was truly educational .

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum which is free provides important context to Pearl Harbor and Hawaiian critical contribution to the war effort before and after WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Includes great information and videos on Women’s contribution to the war effort. They have numerous military weapons,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive and honors many Hawaiians who served! The display cases are made of Hawaian woods and are beautiful. Helicopter on the rook and tanks, etc outside! Kids love it! I liked reading and seeing the contributions of the ones who served our country and what...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum came to life when efforts to destroy the gun battery failed. Tourists are the real winners because inside it depicts the Army's role in changing Hawaii. There is a lot to see, so plan on spending at least an hour or two.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am traveling somewhere I try to locate a few items "off the beaten path". Although this museum is right in Waikiki, I had never seen anything about it when researching what to do in the area. I have no idea why, because this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Placed in an old artillery battery this museum has displays from prior to WW1 and through to operation desert storm. The stories of Hawaii 's decorated heroes is told along with impressive displays of military weapons and vehicles spanning multiple conflicts. Given the entrance fee...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great museum to visit to learn about Hawaii military history. And it's free. I learned SO much. Plan about 2 hours. It's along Waikiki Beach. You'll be pleasantly surprised what's inside.

Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good museum to visit. I am a vet so this museum had a great significance to me. The layout is such so you can visit all of just some of the displays that are of interest to you. Located on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has displaying lot of the Army equipment's and good for all age of people. It located near the Hilton hotel. Other side there is a beach and Friday evening around 7 PM light show will begin.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is free to attend and there's quite a lot to see and learn. From the battles that formed the tribal joining of Hawaii to the most current conflicts. This was a battery and they were trying to tear it down but it was built...More

Thank Greg C
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