US Army Museum of Hawaii
About US Army Museum of Hawaii
With Pearl Harbor as the top attraction on Oahu, the islands next best place to discover Hawaii and American military history is at the US Army Museum of Hawaii. Plus, admission is free!
Located in the historic Battery Randolph at Fort DeRussy along Waikiki Beach, the US Army Museum of Hawaii features displays and artifacts from World War II and beyond, including real-life tanks, cannons, and an AH-1 Cobra helicopter. From the exterior, youll find a tank on display. Step inside and youll discover a large interior with fascinating photos and exhibits covering the Pacifics major military events through the Vietnam War.Museum Hours: Tuesday Saturday, 9am – 5pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)
Museum Store Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 4:45pm.
Admission: Free, donations welcome.
Audio tours available for $5 each (English of Japanese)
Battery Randolph was built in 1911 (construction began 1909) to protect Honolulu from coastal invasions. Before being retired, two 14-inch guns were located at the battery. During the Hale Koa Hotels construction in the early 1970s, the battery could not be torn down. Thus, Battery Randolph soon housed the US Army Museum of Hawaii.
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Oahu
- Amenities: Free museum admission (Tuesday Saturday) and military gift shop. Parking is available for a fee at nearby Fort DeRussy Parking Facilities.
- Insider Tip: Head to Pearl Harbor in the morning, then visit the US Army Museum to escape the hot afternoon sun. Stay until closing, grab a bite to eat nearby and watch the sun set at Waikiki Beach. A perfect day!