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US Army Museum of Hawaii

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
As featured in Birthday trip and 2 other guides
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Address: 2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
Phone Number:
+1 808-955-9552
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The museum and the museum store are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5...

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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Free admission, very educational. Provided good insight into the war periods and the Hawaiian involvement.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free admission, very educational. Provided good insight into the war periods and the Hawaiian involvement.

Thank Sophadams
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this museum and found it really interesting and well worth visiting..it was gold coin donation to visit

Thank sharon070Bairnsdale
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting museum, we walked around for a hour. Entry is free. Easy to walk around, the helicopter that is upstairs outside was really neat to look at. My husband and I enjoyed the museum.

Thank Holidays118
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good museum not far from the beach and free. We stopped in for an hour and found the displays interesting and informative. Well worth a stop.

Thank Sonia G
Tahmoor, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and free entry was a bonus.Great displays of all artifacts and layout was unreal and exciting.

Thank filthyfnphil
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I enjoyed visiting the museum and checking out the various military hardware. 10 year old approved!

Thank Fred P
Selden, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Army museum is at Fort DeRussey which is right next to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. You can easily spend a few hours reading and viewing artifacts from the wars of the United States

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum located close to wonderful park and Trump Tower. Is is compact yet packed with WWII artefacts. A must see for all

Thank Ms B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was walking distance for us and is the same from most of the hotels. It was bigger inside than we expected and had tons of historical information and artifacts. Worth the visit while you're in Honolulu.

Thank HappyGirlNinetyNine
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good military museum on the military history related to the the US in Hawaii with a bit on WWII, etc. As the US goes, it's a pretty good military museum - keep in mind that the US doesn't do military museums like countries in Europe, so it's still not that big or extensive. A plus is that... More 

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