US Army Museum of Hawaii
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US Army Museum of Hawaii

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The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is closed for renovations until early 2023. Please call to get updates. The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is open Tues - Sat from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is FREE to all with exhibits located on the first and second floor of the facility. English and Japanese audio tours are available to visitors for a nominal fee ($5). Parking is available directly across the street from the museum in the Saratoga parking lot. Validation is available at the welcome desk. Constructed from 1909-11, the Coast Artillery Battery (known as Battery Randolph) protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. In the early 70’s, attempts were made to tear down Battery Randolph to make way for the Hale Koa Hotel, however, those attempts proved to be unsuccessful. In 1976, the structure was repurposed into a museum focusing on depicting early Hawaiian warfare and the military’s presence in the Pacific highlighting every major military encounter throughout the 20th Century.
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Corey W
10 contributions
Jun 2022
Museum is under reservations, but Corp of Engineers are picking up the slack with information and them and the island
Written 27 June 2022
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M&JR
Fort Worth, TX875 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Upon leaving the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, I was told the museum would be closing for extensive upgrades, repairs, and enhancements probably until late December or into early 2023. So, check the website for updates. I just did and they closed February 12th.

The Army Museum is a short walk from all the major hotels in Waikiki. If you immerse yourself, it will take 2-3 hours. The history, culture, and exhibits presented are awesome. All they asked for was a donation.

You could definitely understand why upgrades are needed as the years have taken a toll on this once important fort. But, it shouldn’t stop anyone from a wonderful historical walk.

With the above said, I will return to see the modifications in 2023.

Anyone visiting Hawaii after the museum reopens, GO! I am sure it will be better.

I always count the Army and Bishop Museums as my must see, go to places on my trips to Waikiki / Honolulu.
Written 3 March 2022
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Lengtan67
Kuala Lumpur1,060 contributions
Jan 2022
Plenty artifacts, photographs, and ephemeral pieces from World War II to Vietnam on display.

Admission is free and is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The merchandise shop is equally interesting for collectors.
Written 3 March 2022
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RSM123123
Plano, TX785 contributions
Jan 2022
Free museum in a great location with good collection of guns, uniforms, a small Japanese tank, and a larger tank. Gives a good explanation of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I think it is closed Mondays.
Written 4 February 2022
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Dennis R
Rochelle Park60 contributions
Jun 2021
This museum offers some great history, and has free admission which is rare for Waikiki. The museum presents the history of the battery, coastal artillery, and Hawaii.
Written 5 January 2022
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307leven
Stroudsburg, PA212 contributions
Dec 2021
Visited the first Saturday of December. The facility is well within walking distance of the Waikiki hotels, so getting there was easy. The museum is free, but they accept donations. You can easily spend 2-3 hours at this museum (or more) as the numerous exhibits display the interesting history of this place. As a result, I recommend wearing comfortable shoes to avoid getting tired on your feet. The museum has many displays of older and more modern weaponry that the fort and the army possessed during the different time periods - including the different periods of World War 2, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Moreover, the museum features the fort's construction, operation and maintenance over the years. Also, there is a small gift shop that's worth a brief visit. I highly recommend all military history enthusiasts visiting this place.
Written 25 December 2021
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Bayjrj
5 contributions
Dec 2021
This place will surprise you, it is fantastic and well put together. The weapons display is terrific and you will not see those types of weapons in most museums
Written 15 December 2021
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ASU_DrK
Phoenix, AZ360 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Located in the Battery Randolph artillery fortification (a fascinating structure in its own), this museum was surprisingly well done! In fact, I found this museum far more interesting than those at the Pearl Harbor visitors center (which seemed geared towards those clueless about WW2), as the displays and associated information were fascinating. Set in a lovely park, with the beach (and daiquiri stand) literally next door, it’s worth the time while in Waikiki to check this museum out!
Written 2 December 2021
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raketak
california74 contributions
Nov 2021
If you stay at Waikiki you should definitely visit this place. A lot of history and interesting information about Hawaiian military.
Written 30 November 2021
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John B
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Sep 2021
Well worth its free price. Two floors of displays made an enjoyable escape for about an hour. On the second floor we learned about the Army Corps of Engineers and watched a nice video.
Written 22 September 2021
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