U.S Army Museum of Hawaii
If your group is interested in local military history then you need to save plenty of time during your trip to visit the U.S Army Museum of Hawaii, the museum located inside Battery Randolph, a former coastal artillery battery located at Fort DeRussy Military Reservation.
This battery was transformed into a museum in 1976. Once used as a heavily relied-on defense system, it now houses both ancient and modern military artifacts for public viewing. It was first built in 1911 as a key part of the 'Ring of Steel', which encircled the island of Oahu to defend against attack by sea. The battery had solid concrete walls that could withstand a hit from a 2,000-pound artillery shell!
When your group visits you will see exhibits such as Medal of Honor Inductees, Medal of Honor Citations, Service Cross Recipients, Hawaiian Warfare, Gallery of Heroes, Defending and Island, Vietnam War, and more. Outside you can see an attack helicopter and larger-than-life artillery shells. You can explore the museum on your own or opt-in for an Educational Tour, JROTC Tour, or Private Tour. Be sure to save plenty of time to explore the onsite Hawaii Army Museum Store before you go to pick up your educational material or souvenir.