U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i
2161 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm
(Closed Sunday & Monday)
$5 Audio Tours Available
The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii welcome you to a most unusual glimpse into Hawai'i's past!
Helicopters, tanks, guns now silenced, and vacant bunkers welcome you to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i. Once a bastion built to protect Hawai'i from invading forces, the structure now houses a Museum that tells the military story of Hawai'i, from ancient times to the Gulf War and the War in Iraq. Each of these hostilities is covered graphically in separate displays with photographs and sound effect creating a real "you were there" experience.
Visit the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii
Here at the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii the biggest artifact is the building itself. The museum is housed in Battery Randolph a massive reinforced concrete implacement with roofs as much as 12 feet thick. The battery was built around 1911 for two 14 inch guns that could fire projectiles as far as 14 miles. It was part of a coastal defense system that was to protect Honolulu Harbor from invasion. Watch the video for more information.
The U.S. Army Museum Hawaiiis located in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the grounds of the Hale Koa Hotel and the Ft. DeRussy Recreation Center in Waikiki.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)
The Museum Store will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 4:45 pm.
Audio tours are available for rent @ $5 each ($2.50 each for Society members).
Admission: Free ... however, donations are always welcome.
Parking: Validated in nearby lots.
About The Society
The Hawai'i Army Museum Society was chartered as a non-profit corporation in 1976 to provide support for the development of the U.S. Army Museum at Fort DeRussy. Today, it continues that tradition by funding continuing exhibit development and improvements at the Museum, as well as the full operation and staffing of the Museum Store.
Licensed to use facilities in Battery Randolph at Fort DeRussy, the Society operates as a private organization on government property under a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Army. Net proceeds from the Society's activities are used for the benefit of the Museum.
The Society was established under the auspices of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) and leading local businessmen in 1976 for the purpose of saving Battery Randolph and establishing the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i to preserve this historic location. The corporation was granted tax-exempt status as a charitable, non-profit organization in 1981.
Mission and Purpose
The Society provides community leadership and financial support for the preservation of military history and the education of the public at large on the honor, valor and sacrifice of America's fighting men and women in the defense of freedom. The paramount goal of the Society is to enlighten today's children as well as adults on the lessons of the role the military has played in the Pacific to ensure the survival of democracy and the American way of life. The Society views its role as a key to producing future generations of Americans who will embody the values and spirit of those who have paved the way for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Over $1 million has been raised by the Society in private contributions to develop displays and exhibits. Additionally, the Society operates a Museum Store, in which it sells military-related merchandise. It conducts a wide variety of community-based fund raising events for the benefit of the Museum. It also creates public awareness of the importance of military history in the development of Hawai'i and the security of our country through the production of video tape vignettes for use on commercial television, schools, and veterans organizations.
The U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i is open to the general public with free admission and is co-located with the Hale Koa Hotel on the recently renovated Fort DeRussy Recreation Center in the heart of Waikiki.
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