The only royal palace in America, Iolani Palace saw the reign of Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last monarch, end with her overthrow in 1893. Soak up the building’s Hawaiian renaissance style, which seems fitting given that the site served as the seat of government for the independent Kingdom of Hawaii. Constructed in 1879, the building has a series of rooms restored to their formal royal glory, complete with period-accurate furnishings, fabrics, and decorations. You can explore the grounds on a docent-led tour or a self-guided audio tour, but be sure to book ahead of time to ensure a spot, as tickets can sell out. Our Honolulu trip builder tool makes visiting Iolani Palace and other Honolulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Iolani Palace reviews
The Iolani Palace tour was super interesting and our docent was very knowledgeable and awesome! (I think his name was Nohea.) He was able to answer all of the questions thrown at him and even...
The Iolani Palace tour was super interesting and our docent was very knowledgeable and awesome! (I think his name was Nohea.) He was able to answer all of the questions thrown at him and even... more »
This was my second visit, first time I did the Self tour, this time I chose the Docent lead tour, I learned a lot more, but still saddened of the outcome, we all know the history of how the land was..... more
This was my second visit, first time I did the Self tour, this time I chose the Docent lead tour, I learned a lot more, but still saddened of the outcome, we all know the history of how the land was..... more »
Best kept secret in Oahu! Definitely a highlight on your vacation. They had wonderful service and the tour is self guided. It’s well worth the price and once you’re done, across the street is a stunning statue of King Kamehameha the Great of Hawaii. When you first walk in your t seems like a place completely frozen in time, and even though it’s not all original it’s very very well maintained and kept. I definitely recommend you come here on your vacation no matter where you’re staying in Oahu. And if your lucky you might see a live reenactment of the last moments of the Hawaiian monarchy. I only have one complaint, I wish you had to pay more!
Take a trip through time! This museum/historic landmark experience is so worth the entry fee. Take the audio guided tour for an even better experience. The home really is remarkable with ornate architecture, decor, fixtures, and royal clothing and artifacts. It’s a remarkable place. Then delve even deeper into the rich history of the Kamehameha Dynasty & Queen Liliuokalani royal family.
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