ʻIolani Palace State Monument
Iolani Palace exterior

**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/16/24 – Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast SWP has REOPENED and the Kauai Northshore Shuttle to Ha’ena SP has RESUMED.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 4/15/24 – Vehicle access road in the Mokuleʻia Section of Ka’ena Point State Park is CLOSED due to inclement weather. Keawa’ula Section of Ka’ena Point State Park: water pump down; comfort station closed; portable toilets available.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 3/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

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ʻIolani Palace State Monument

UPDATED: 11/16/23 – 11/16/23 – ʻIolani Palace State Monument is CLOSED on November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

3/12/23 – Kamaʻāina Sundays, a once-a-month event where Hawaii residents can tour the palace for free, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special day includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities and food vendors, and a free tour for Hawaii residents. Any adult with a Hawaii ID, driver’s license or proof of residency may get four free tickets. Visitors may purchase tickets at the regular price.

www.iolanipalace.org/visit/kamaaina-sundays/

Hours
  • Tue-Sat – 6:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun. & Mon. – CLOSED
  • Kamaʻāina Sundays OPEN to residents (once-a-month)
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.