ʻIolani Palace State Monument
Iolani Palace exterior

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PARK UPDATES: 12/6/21 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument and Nuuanu Pali State Wayside will be CLOSED Nov. 7, due to inclement weather and hazardous conditions.

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12/6/21 - [MAUI] - Several parks on Maui are CLOSED due to inclement weather and hazardous conditions. Parks closed include Iao Valley State Monument, Makena State Park, and Polipoli.

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12/6/21 - [HAWAII] -  State beach parks on Hawaii Island remain CLOSED due to inclement weather and hazardous conditions. Parks closed include: Lapakahi, Hapuna Beach, Kekaha Kai, Kiholo and Kealakekua Bay. State Parks camping on Hawaii is also be CLOSED.

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12/5/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail at Haena and Napali Coast remains CLOSED due to flash flooding and inclement weather.

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12/3/21 - [OAHU] - The vehicular access gate for the Mokuleia Section of Kaena Point State Park is CLOSED due to heavy ponding and poor road conditions. We will continue to assess the conditions and update accordingly.

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11/5/21 - [OAHU] - The gate at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park is now OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

ʻIolani Palace State Monument

UPDATE: 12/17/20 - ‘Iolani Palace is OPEN for PALACE TOURS ONLY. The Palace grounds are CLOSED except for accessing Palace tours. Palace Tours available Thurs, Fri and Sat. Please see Friends of Iolani Palace website for more information.

Hours

   OPEN FOR TOURS ONLY

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • CLOSED Mon., Tue., Wed., & Sun.
  • Palace grounds CLOSED except for tour access

 

Entrance Fee None, fee charged for interior tours

Description

‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue that tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls.

Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s royal heritage. Officially dedicated in 1882, ‘Iolani Palace served as the setting for the monarchs and their courts on formal occasions.

The palace hosts events, offers facility rentals, and has a gift shop. Landscaped grounds are popular for informal lawn picnics and Friday noon band concerts.  ‘Iolani Palace is a National Historic Landmark.

The Palace is Administered by the Division of State Parks, but is managed by the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace under a long term lease. For more information, please contact the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace:

Tours

Guided tours of the palace interior are available by advance reservations (fee charged) – call the Friends of ʻIolani Palace at (808) 522-0832; tour hours are 9 am to 2:15 pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

Wheelchair Lift Available

People with mobility disabilities are able to join tours at the ʻIolani Palace State Monument. A custom inclined platform lift was installed in 2016 to allow access to the basement floor.  Interior floors may be accessed via elevator.