Hawaii Military History Museums

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Hawaii Military History Museums Directory

Fort Ruger
Fort Ruger
534 Paikau St, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
91-1299A Midway St, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
319 Lexington Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
Russian Fort Elizabeth
Russian Fort Elizabeth
Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796, USA
Tropic Lightning Museum
Tropic Lightning Museum
361 Waianae Ave, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857, USA
U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
2131 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
USS Arizona (BB-39) Memorial
USS Arizona (BB-39) Memorial
1616 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007, USA
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
USS Bowfin Museum
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
USS Missouri (BB-63)
Battleship USS Missouri
USS Missouri (BB-63)
63 Cowpens St, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA

The USS Missouri is an Iowa class battleship launched in January of 1944. After serving through World War 2, the Korean War, and Persian Gulf, the Missouri was turned to a museum ship in 1999. The USS Missouri is one of the top destinations in Hawaii. Anchored right next to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri battleship tour is something visitors won’t forget. Visitors can spend a day viewing pieces of history linked to both the beginning and the end of World War 2. 

The USS Missouri's most notorious claim to fame is its part in World War 2. Visitors can see the exact location where the formal surrender of Japanese forces took place, effectively ending the World War 2 conflict. Guests are encouraged to take a guided tour with a volunteer, tours last approximately 30 to 40 minutes and will pass right through the location of the surrender. If you can’t make it to the actual Missouri, we highly recommend checking out their virtual tour. The virtual tour gives a great idea of the massive size and complexity of this great and famous warship.

Image - Richard Brown, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

USS Utah (BB-31) Memorial
USS Utah (BB-31) Memorial
Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
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