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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 stopped there to speak with the curator about some articles that my dad had from WW2. So much to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oxford, Massachusetts
Free museum in Waikiki

The museum is located in an old coastal defense bunker and is pleasantly cool on a hot day. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gig Harbor, Washington
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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 2 days ago

I stopped there to speak with the curator about some articles that my dad had from WW2. So much to see. If you are a history buff, a good place to go to.

Thank Kaidamp
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is located in an old coastal defense bunker and is pleasantly cool on a hot day. It features military activities in the islands beginning prior to the 1800's.

Thank LNaydene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very close museum in Waikiki and we went here before beach time. It's interesting of the history of war and America and easy museum that you spend 1-2hours. You don't pay any fee but they have a souvenir store there you can buy nice things...More

Thank eva r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read every placard in this expanded and updated museum. Displays give a real sense of scale and life as well as technology and history. The tanks outside challenge your imagination. Free, though donations suggested. Good gift shop, where I found a medical corps hat...More

1  Thank SaraF742
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is right by the beach, but it's well worth making a stop to see the well-designed and well-presnted museum Each room is devoted to a specific topic, and includes historic sound and movie recordings, as well as mementoes of the war and civilian...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go and see this place even if you are not into the war ,you will still enjoy it with all the information presented .

Thank plainmary123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of things to see and offers a lot of history that focuses on Hawaii. If you're interested in Military history you should consider going.

Thank LeonUsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son loves war history and we happened to come across this museum while researching Pearl Harbour. Located on the Fort Derussy area near Waikiki beach made it very easy to visit from our hotel. Had great displays of helicopters, tanks and history about the...More

Thank The_Griswalds97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free museum in downtown Waikiki is easily accessible by city bus or trolly. Leave about an hour and a half to look at and read all the displays. It’s a very well presented museum and worth the stop. I recommend.

Thank lvolpato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to understand the role that Hawaii played in WWII as well as featuring the role of the US Army in Hawaiian history. Great artifacts. Army Corp of Engineers has separate exhibit that was informative.

Thank David D
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