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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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The US Army Museum is a really cool place to learn the history of how Hawaii fit into the various... read more

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Jamal C
St. Augustine, Florida
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Donation for admission

Nice museum that shows Hawaii's position from the 1800s to current day. Spent a couple hours in... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

The US Army Museum is a really cool place to learn the history of how Hawaii fit into the various wars. The museum is open to the public and free of charge. They don’t even ask you for a donation. After touring the museum, you...More

Thank Jamal C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice museum that shows Hawaii's position from the 1800s to current day. Spent a couple hours in it. Has a gift shop too.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Right on the beach, up the Hilton end of Waikiki, is Fort. DeRussy. It’s an old concrete World War Two Coastal Artillery Fort, that’s now been converted into a museum. There’s a row of tanks and cannons outside, and two old coastal artillery guns plus...More

Thank onero
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool museum right on Fort de Russy! Not busy. I grew up in Waikiki from ages 7-9, and I'd take my inner tube with my gf and swim there everyday in the summer. We were always hungry after swimming. We'd throw rocks into the palm...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No one likes war but it's a historical fact and one that shouldn't be forgotten. This museum is itself part of history as it was once a gun battery and it was fascinating to read about its attempted demolition in the 70's which failed when...More

1  Thank hfdned
Reviewed 6 days ago

FREE !!, in Hawaii, and really well done. lot of great history and story of wars on the island. really enjoyed it, would thoroughly recommend, bus stop outside

Thank tepazu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely done museum chronicling the Army's long presence in Hawaii providing defense of the islands. Displays are thoroughly informative with artifacts and historical photos. Takes only about an hour to tour but definitely well worth it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the largest museum but very informative & it’s FREE entry. This little museum takes you from 1800s through to more recent times ( Vietnam war ) Definitely worth a visit.

Thank _mandsb1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great overview of the History of Hawai. It's strategic importance to America and also the Crimean and Vietnamese war. Well worth a visit and the best 5 US dollar, voluntary contribution next to the Space endeavour I will make. Staff were also very friendly. Great...More

Thank portfolioman
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice little museum and well worth a stop. I would recommend if you like history at all to give this place a visit

Thank Scott L
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