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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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Free Exhibit And So Worth It

This Museum is located right next to the Outrigger Reef Resort in Waikiki. It is free so please... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VegasRocks702
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Las Vegas, Nevada
The Yanks excell at museums

Probably goes under the radar of most tourists because it's not Pearl Harbour, we found our stay... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff K
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
Waikiki
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is located right next to the Outrigger Reef Resort in Waikiki. It is free so please bring some cash to donate at the end of the tour. We found the exhibits fascinating and a great job was done to preserve the history of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably goes under the radar of most tourists because it's not Pearl Harbour, we found our stay fascinating and informative. Plenty of items on display and very well presented.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly employees, great price (Free) and informative museum of Hawaii’s part in conflicts from the internal native wars, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Good displays and information

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a history buff so we had to stop here! It was very nicely done. We spent about 90 minutes there.

Thank Linda121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this museum coming from Waikiki beach. We went and spent a couple of hours in there. Lots of information. This is a free attraction, they do accept monetary donations.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went through the museum and had a great time checking out all the displays, weapons, etc. Time well spent, especially if you're ex-Army.

Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

Thank pob28008
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

Thank mdinonno
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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 7 April 2018

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.

Thank Mark D
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