Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument

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Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument

Hawaii

(808) 587-0300

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Overview

Haleki'i and Pihanakalani Heiau are two of Maui's most accessible archeological sites. The lava foundation is the remains of a heiau, or Hawaiian temple. On rare occasions, some of these temples were used to perform human sacrifices of the halihinis (commoners). It is thought that Pihanakalani Heiau is probably the last site where Kamehameha performed such sacrifices on Maui. Besides religious ceremonies, some heiau were used as places of refuge for people in trouble. Reconstructed in 1958, Haleki'i heiau better represents its original structure in 1240.

Map of Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument (HI)

Latitude, Longitude: 20.905394, -156.491157

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Interpretive signage is provided throughout the state monument site.

Directions

Driving

Located at the end of Hea Place off Kuhio Place from Waiehu Beach Road (Highway 340) in Wailuku,

Phone Numbers

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(808) 587-0300

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