History Museums in Honolulu

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History Museums in Honolulu

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  • delliottpark97
    Waikiki, HI2 contributions
    This is truly a humbling and somber trip to the National Memorial in Pearl Harbor. You get to appreciate the sacrifices and heroism displayed that fateful day and take time to reflect internally that freedom is not free. Definitely take the opportunity to visit. We did the standby early in the day to avoid congested commute times.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Food Shop Travel
    East Maitland, Australia222 contributions
    This is an absolute must visit for everyone. From the moment you step onto the grounds you are transported back in time to that fateful day in 1941.

    The exhibits are meticulously curated, offering a comprehensive and respectful tribute to those who lost their lives.
    Walking through the museum, you are engulfed in the events leading up to and following the attack on Pearl Harbour. The artefacts on display are incredibly moving, each one telling a story of bravery, sacrifice and resilience.

    The highlight of the visit is undoubtedly the USS Arizona Memorial. It is a profoundly moving experience to stand above the sunken battleship, paying homage to the sailors who remain entombed within its hull.

    This is a 5 star experience that I highly recommend to anyone visiting Hawaii.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • niccole679
    Tucson, AZ1 contribution
    We loved the look back at the history of the royalty on Hawaii. Getting to tour the palace with the audio tour was the perfect experience.
    The only thing I would recommend is having headphones to connect to the listening device, so you don’t have to hear the person’s next to you.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Marty M
    Sydney, Australia52 contributions
    Interesting museum about US army history focused on Hawaii. Lots of history and learning here.

    Well organised with written explanations.

    Has a gift shop.

    Free admission with signing of guest book required.

    A guided tour would be good.

    It's near the beach and the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • lovesthetropics2
    Richmond, MI39 contributions
    We actually were looking for a hiking trail when I saw the sign for the Queen Emma Summer Palace. We could not find the hiking trail so we decided to check out this Palace. We are so glad we did. If you are interested in Hawaiian history you will really enjoy stopping here. The woman working there was very knowledgeable about the history of the palace and the royal family. I highly recommend putting this on you to do list when visiting Oahu.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Dana Q
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States74 contributions
    Only downside was wish had more time to explore Pearl Harbor. A few extra tours require you to board a boat to see so did not have time to see those areas. You get super yummy donuts and coffee to start then see some landmarks on the way back to your hotel. I recommend.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • dgunther
    Baton Rouge, LA44 contributions
    Found this here on Trip Advisor. Just one block from my hotel. Very well done museum. Being from Louisiana, the location of another leper colony, I was curious how this history would be presented. Very week done. No glossing over of the general ignorance that lead to formation of the colonies. A great deal,of dignity and respect given to the patients and caregivers.
    Written 22 January 2015
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