Palm Circle

Welcome to Fort Shafter, home of the U.S. Army, Pacific. The Army established its oldest post in Hawaii in 1905 and completed the fort in 1907. It is named for Major General William R. Shafter, commander of the expeditionary force that liberated Cuba in 1898. He commanded the Department of California, which oversaw the Territory of Hawaii, from 1898 until his retirement in 1900.

Your tour starts in the Historic Palm Circle District. By going to each site included in the tour here, you will learn about the rich and proud history of America’s Army in the Pacific, a history which began in 1898 and continues to be made today by our Soldiers throughout the Pacific.

Tour Points

 1.  Buckner Gate

 2.  Palm Circle

 3.  Quarters 5

 4.  Quarters 6

 5.  Centennial Plaza

 6.  Richardson Hall

 7.  Gazebo

 8.  Hawaiian Monarchy Cannon

 9.  Italian Fountain

10.  Building T-126

11.  Joe Takata Field

12.  Favreau Field

13.  Richardson Theatre


USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.


General Vincent K. Brooks Commanding General

Vincent K. Brooks

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