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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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I love history and I consider this a must see for anyone that likes history or doesn't. It's easy... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
History Buffs

This was extensive and very well put together military museum. No charge and can spend an hour or... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2016
ken b
Brisbane, 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
+1 808-955-9552
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I love history and I consider this a must see for anyone that likes history or doesn't. It's easy access and you can take your time or if you wish you can do a quicker tour. A MUST SEE

Thank TraveledKat
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This was extensive and very well put together military museum. No charge and can spend an hour or half a day in here, enjoy the displays and learn heaps.

Thank ken b
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The museum covers the US history of Hawaii including the defence of it. Ideal to visit if the weather is bad or you are waiting for a flight. Allow an hour or two.

Thank Sloman474
Reviewed 25 January 2016

My son and I visit the museum every trip for the last 20+ years. It is a great thing to do if it is raining. It is a great way for your children to view some history. We always get gifts from their shop. Things...More

Thank RenoRack
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This museum provided an excellent overview of Hawaiian history plus its people's involvement in US wars. Learning about the courageous MIS division and the personal battles these brave men had to deal with was enlightening. Covers early history, WW2, Korea and Vietnam plus an excellent...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I visited this as I have an interest in US military history, and it was well worth the effort. There are various well laid out displays and artifacts, relating to the Pacific and Asia particularly, from WW2 to Vietnam. It's free to enter and is...More

Thank ForceTranquille
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great Museum, well thought out in an original building - very moving and an excellent experience, recommend this to all visitors

Thank BreakawayHoliday
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A great museum , very much worth the time to go, it's free of charge. It focuses on the Hawaii part in military history, lots of WW II stuff , but also recent and much older.

Thank wegelagerer
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We found this museum by accident - travelling past one day. Entry is free but we chose to make a donation inside the museum. It is well worth a visit with memorabilia from world war 2, Korea and Vietnam and a wonderful tribute the Hawaiian...More

Thank RoblesSydney
Reviewed 15 January 2016

While this is a small museum it has a lot to offer in the way of Hawaiian military history and particularly WWII. There are interactive displays as well as static displays.

Thank Eurotraveler280
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