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“Great museum.”

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #18 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Washougal, Washington
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“Great museum.”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We visited this museum because my husband's father was stationed here in WWII. It was much more than we expected. The exhibits cover Hawaiian warfare, pre-WWII Honolulu, up to the Vietnam War. Very interesting place.

Visited April 2012
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“The Salute!!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Seeing all the weapons that were used is incredible!! The way the landmines were setup to ripe your foot off!! The 25th Infrantry Regiment aka Buffalo Soldiers!!

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, australia
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“Intersting insight to Hawaii' military history”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Worth a visit and its free if you are interested in the military history of Hawaii. Easy walk from most hotels.

Visited April 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Excellent (and air-conditioned) way to spend a couple hours out of the sun”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My father in law and I stopped in one morning and easily spent an hour and a half going through the army history in Hawaii, Oahu and specific to Battery Randolph. Excellent models and museum pieces.

Visited April 2012
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Patchogue, New York, United States
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“A must for veterans.”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Good tour of the Army experince in Hawaii. Takes about an hour and is free to visitors but donations are highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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