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U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu

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Set inside one of Oahu's once-vital coastal artillery installations, U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii provides a military history of the islands and U.S. operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The exhibits deal with American involvement in Korea, Vietnam, and the Pacific Theater of World War II, as well as Hawaii's military tradition since ancient times. You'll find that the exhibits offer audio-visual experiences--photos, videos, and sound effects--in additional to displays of military hardware such as tanks, guns, and traditional Hawaiian feudal weapons. Don't miss the Gallery of Heroes, a special section dedicated to recipients of the Medal of Honor and other distinguished decorations. By using our Honolulu trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii and other attractions in Honolulu.
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  • Excellent little museum with lots of history on Hawaii and its military past and character. Very worth while and great merchandise..  more »
  • My husband (Vietnam-era vet/military history lover) was very impressed, spent 3 hours there (on different days, right near our Waikiki hotel). Especiallly strong on WWII era weaponry, photos. He came ...  more »
  • We truly enjoyed our visit to this very well run Museum. As a Navy Vietnam Veteran I found this exhibit did a superb job or portraying the Army's involvement in this controversial conflict which ended...  more »
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  • Fans of Hawaii military history a must. Gift shop has some interesting items. Good use of a former key facility. The retracting defense system was an engineering marvel for its time.
  • We visited this museum on several occasions during our numerous stays at our resort (Hilton Hawaiian Village).  We actually never knew or heard about this place until we decided to take a walk to downtown Waikiki and walked to this place.  Although there is parking across the street from this museum, for us, this wasn't an issue because we either "hoofed it" or took "The Bus," everywhere we went on this island!   The first thing we noticed was the "helicopter (AH-1 Cobra)" that was sitting on top of the building and on display.  On our visit, it was hot outside and entering the building to get out from the heat was refreshing.  The best part was that the admission was "free." We absorbed ourselves with the museum's collection of military artifacts, medals, and equipment used by soldiers of that era. I enjoyed reading about Hawaii's King Kamehameha who as the story goes in the 1700s and early 1800s united the seven Hawaiian Islands under a single rule.   I think my family learned a lot from this visit and the historical value it played during the war in the pacific.  In the end, we toured the small gift shop and browsed the many items for sale such as military memorabilia, clothing, and various military unit insignias.  We continued our walk towards Waikiki!
  • This is my favorite museum in Hawaii. It has a lot of very cool artifacts. It has exhibits for many different time periods.
  • It was a great museum full of history. Lots of dioramas and displays with some videos mixed in. The A/C works well. Be sure to go to the top floor. Donations only - which is great so anyone can visit.
  • Visited in 2017. Nice to see some of the Hawaiian History saved.