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US Army Museum of Hawaii

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Neighbourhood: Waikiki
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Address: 2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1936
Phone Number:
+1 808-955-9552
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Went to the museum this afternoon and they kicked me out at closing time, Very good , found it all soo interesting. The museum is closed Monday & Sunday. Open days are from... read more

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Traralgon, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to the museum this afternoon and they kicked me out at closing time, Very good , found it all soo interesting. The museum is closed Monday & Sunday. Open days are from 10am. To 5pm. Going from some information about the ancient warrior wars here in Hawaii, to the world wars, then Korea and Vietnam, doesn't man learn ?.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe not one of the most talked about attraction but certainly one everyone can appreciate. Many seen before photos but also alot of discrete information and history of our armed services in Hawaii. I can never stop feeling the deep sense of gratitude for our men and women in uniform and the communities which also serve our country. A good... More 

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Eureka, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took this totally FREE self guided tour of the Army Museum. Now I have a lot more knowledge I can share with my grandchildren. God Bless the USA Army, and all the other Military stationed in Hawaii.

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Camas, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Older museum with lots of great information and exhibits that span pre World Wars to current era. No cost but please pass along a donation - it looks like they may be in need of some funding to keep things going.

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Emerald, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was a nice surprise located close by to our hotel. This museum has a collection of items associated with Hawaii's involvement in the various wars, it was a very humbling experience to walk through what was once a defensive building that was used on many occasions. Fortunate that this place is still standing as it was commissioned to... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a nice venue to learn more about the war and how it affected people living on Hawaii. A perfect thing to do when it rains. Donations accepted.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this visit as it covers the history of military in Hawaii. Pearl Harbour is a must but this give history of other wars.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum and is on all the bus routes. It gives a good indepth account of the military history from the unification of all the inslands WW! WW2 , Korea, Vietnam. some very good exhibits

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This museum was so interesting with excellent exhibits I enjoyed reading and listening to the local Hawaiian soldier

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history of Hawaii. Its free and only takes about an hour to go through. On the back side is the end of Waikiki beach, and in my opinion, the best beach to spend the day. Awesome surf and vista.

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