Hawaii Museums & History

Hawaii Museums & HistoryHawaii is a state teeming with history and heroics. Many of the stories from its past and present are retold in monuments, museums and other displays. Learn more about the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor, discover breathtaking works of art and celebrate the Polynesian culture that is the backbone of Hawaii.

Valor in the Pacific National Monument
The Valor in the Pacific National Monument celebrates the history of Pearl Harbor and the bravery of the soldiers who died for freedom at the beginning of the US involvement in World War II. In all, there are 5 sites to visit in the complex, all detailing a specific aspect of the war. Learn more...

Address: No. 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818 - MAP
Phone: (808) 422-3300
Web: www.nps.gov

USS Battleship Missouri
Climb aboard the Mighty Mo, the USS Battleship Missouri that served through three wars. Take the same tour through the ship museum as General Douglas MacArthur once did. Learn more...

Address: Pearl Harbor, 63 Cowpens St., Honolulu, HI 96818 - MAP
Phone: (808) 455-1600
Web: www.ussmissouri.com

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
The mysterious and powerful underwater world of submarines is on display at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Take a self-guided tour below deck and see military artifacts from World War II. Learn more...

Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr., Honolulu, HI 96818 - MAP
Phone: (808) 423-1341
Web: www.bowfin.org

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii explores the pivotal influences of military warfare in Hawaii and its role throughout history, from Pearl Harbor to the Korean and Vietnam wars. Learn more...

Address: 2161 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815 - MAP
Phone: (808) 955-9552
Web: www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org

USS Arizona Memorial
It is a memorial that will take your breath away, both for its natural beauty and the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom that it symbolizes. The USS Arizona Memorial is built over the final resting place for many of the 1,177 military men killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more...

Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 - MAP
Phone: (808) 422-3300
Web: www.nps.gov

Also...

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Address: 3957 Hansen Rd., Kahului, HI 96732 - MAP
Phone: (808) 871-8058
Web: www.sugarmuseum.com

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Address: Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718 - MAP
Phone: (808) 985-6000
Web: www.nps.gov

Hawaii State Art Museum

Address: 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 586-0900
Web: www.hawaiistateartmuseum.org

ARTS at Marks Garage

Address: 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817 - MAP
Phone: (808) 521-2903
Web: www.hawaiiartsalliance.org

East Hawaii Cultural Center

Address: 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo, HI 96720 - MAP
Phone: (808) 961-5711
Web: www.ehcc.org