'Iolani Palace State Monument

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'Iolani Palace State Monument

Hawaii

(808) 587-0300

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Overview

Royal Palace of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Officially dedicated in 1882, 'Iolani Palace served as the setting for the monarchs and their courts on formal occasions. Guided tours of the palace interior by advance reservations (fee charged)--call the Friends of 'Iolani Palace at (808) 522-0832; tour hours are 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday. Landscaped grounds popular for informal lawn picnics and Friday noon band concerts. National Historic Landmark.

Map of 'Iolani Palace State Monument (HI)

Latitude, Longitude: 21.306528, -157.859073

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    'Iolani Palace offers two tour options, a docent Guided Tour and a Self-Led Tour. Both options include a tour of the first and second floors of 'Iolani Palace followed by self-guided exploration of the basement gallery exhibits. It is suggested you allot approximately 90 minutes for either tour. Tour options vary based on the day of the week and the time. Please take careful note of the schedule below.

    As an abbreviated alternative, admission limited to the Basement Gallery Exhibits may be purchased. In addition, an introductory video "A King's Noble Vision" is shown every half-hour in the 'Iolani Barracks. Viewing of the film is free.

Park Partners

The Friends of 'Iolani Palace State Monument

The Friends of `Iolani Palace organization supports, guides, and manages Palace activities, providing caring stewardship for this Hawaiian landmark and national treasure. It currently administers the Palace under a lease with the State of Hawai`i.

Mrs. Lili`uokalani Kawananakoa Morris, grandniece of Queen Kapi`olani, founded The Friends of `Iolani Palace in 1966. Since that time, The Friends has supported and guided the restoration and management of the Palace building by obtaining donations and grant monies, spearheading efforts to acquire original Palace furnishings, many of which have been scattered throughout the world, and actively managing and assisting with Palace activities.

The Friends is also dedicated to preserving the history of the Hawaiian monarchy and to providing visitors with a fresh understanding of Hawaii's royal heritage.

(808) 522-0822

Directions

Driving

Corner of South King Street and Richards Street, downtown Honolulu.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(808) 587-0300

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