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The sheltered bay of Oʻahu

Traditionally, Honolulu is the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oʻahu, one of the most exotic and popular destinations in the U.S. state of Hawaii. An ideal trip to Honolulu includes its palaces, museums, and art galleries, but the excitement comes with the rustic surf towns boasting local craft beers and famous beaches. Honolulu is the heart of Oʻahu’s art and culture scene, as exciting overall as its most famous beach, Waikiki.

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US Army Museum of Hawaii

US Army Museum of Hawaii

Former bastion built to protect Hawai'i from invading forces

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Former bastion built to protect Hawai'i from invading forces Editors' Note

The US Army Museum of Hawaii is housed in Battery Randolph, a former bastion, built around 1911 as a massive reinforced concrete emplacement with roofs as much as 12 feet thick. The museum tells the military story of Hawai'i, from ancient times to present.

You’ll find on display tanks, guns, helicopters, plans and more, covered graphically in separate displays with photographs and sound effects. Given all other military attractions in Honolulu, that revolve mainly around Pearl Harbor, the US Army Museum of Hawaii makes an interesting and valuable addition to your Honolulu travel guide.

US Army Museum of Hawaii
Kalia Road - on the grounds of the Hale Koa Hotel and the Ft. DeRussy Recreation Center, HI 96815 Honolulu
+1 808 955 9552
Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm