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Hickam Air Force Base Tour (Self Guided), Honolulu

Hickham Air Force Base was opened in 1935 and named after Lieutenant Colonel Horace Meek Hickam. The air force base began operations three years later and in 1941 the first bombers arrived there. In 1980, this site was declared a National Historic Landmark for its high importance during World War II. Today, it is of huge importance in the history of the U.S. Take the Hickam Air Force Base Tour and get a feel for the true World War II experience.
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Hickam Air Force Base Tour Map

Guide Name: Hickam Air Force Base Tour
Guide Location: USA » Honolulu (See other walking tours in Honolulu)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Author: helenp
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Patriotism Park
  • Battery Hasbrouck
  • Battery Jackson
  • Battery Hawkins
  • Battery Selfridge
  • Hickam Harbor
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Patriotism Park

1) Patriotism Park

Patriotism Park is a small, green area located near Pearl Harbor, in the Hickam housing area. It is a great place to start your journey through the Air Force Base, because it has a monument of flying jet planes - the symbol of Hickam. The park is situated on the coastline and is a great place to watch battleships passing by through the channel.
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Battery Hasbrouck

2) Battery Hasbrouck

Battery Hasbrouck, sometimes wrongly called Hasebrock, was built during the period between 1909 and 1914. This weapon was used for protecting the Hickam Air Base and Pearl Harbor, especially its minefield. The battery has eight, 30-centimeter mortars. Battery Hasbrouck is situated in the eastern part of Pearl Harbor. It got its name from General Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck, who lived between 1839 and 1910.
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Battery Jackson

3) Battery Jackson

Battery Jackson was built in 1913 and installed near the coastline to protect Pearl Harbor. Its equipment consists of two, 15-centimeter guns that have disappearing carriages. It has an adjacent air raid shelter constructed from concrete in 1915. The battery was named after a famous American Civil War General - Richard H. Jackson.
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Battery Hawkins

4) Battery Hawkins

Battery Hawkins was built in 1914 and is situated between Jackson and Hasbrouck batteries. It has only two 8-centimeter guns that can shoot at a range of several miles. The Hawkins battery is included in the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places. The battery got its name from General Hamilton Smith Hawkins and although it's the smallest one, it is very easy to maneuver.
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Battery Selfridge

5) Battery Selfridge

Battery Selfridge was built during 1907-1913. This coastal artillery battery had the purpose of protecting the Pearl harbor military reservation situated nearby. The battery is located in the Fort Kamehameha Military Reservation in Honolulu. It was equipped with 30-centimeter guns on disappearing carriages and it has the largest range of all the batteries in Fort Kamehameha - 27 miles or so. It was named in honor of Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge.
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Hickam Harbor

6) Hickam Harbor

Hickam Harbor is situated on the coastline of Oahu in the city of Honolulu. It represents not only the final attraction of this tour, but is also the exit point of the Pearl Harbor area. Compared to the huge dimensions of Hickam Air Base, the harbor is tiny. It has a small dock area and an amazing lookout platform. Hickam Harbor is ideal for watching the sunset or sunrise over the Pacific Ocean.

Walking Tours in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles

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