We are pleased to announce the 2015 Palace Ornament which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the the founding of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.
Among the five royal orders awarded by the Kingdom of Hawaii, the Royal Order of Kamehameha I was the most prominent and was awarded to both Native Hawaiians and foreigners. The 2015 ornament is based on the Knights Grand Cross Star of this Order, which was awarded to Emperor Alexander III of Russia, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, Emperor Meiji of Japan, and Emperor Wilhelm I of Prussia (Germany), among others. Over 200 Orders were awarded in total and was the first of its kind for the Kingdom of Hawaii until 1875.
The 2015 Palace Ornament is now available for purchase in the Palace and Gallery Shops.
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Services, Guides & Policies
the Friends of Iolani Palace provides services, facilities, and policies in keeping with the mission of The Friends as a non-profit, historical and educational institution. The Friends reserve the right to deny requests for services and functions on Palace property that are not in keeping with its purpose.
Effective July 1, 2015 “Smoking, Use of Electronic Smoking Devices, or Use of Tobacco or Betel Nut Products (is) Prohibited by Law” in all state parks including Iolani Palace grounds.
Visitors are welcome to photograph the Iolani Palace interior, exterior and grounds for personal use; however, flash photography and video are not permitted inside the Palace. For the safety of our visitors and collections, Iolani Palace prohibits the use of tripods or monopods. Monopod selfie sticks are included in this policy. This is a preventive measure to protect visitors and objects, especially during crowded conditions. We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences—and leave the selfie sticks in their bags.
We welcome children 4 years old and younger during audio tour hours. They must be in a front-held infant/child carrier worn by an adult at all times or safely strapped in a stroller provided by Iolani Palace. There is no charge to use the Palace strollers and personal strollers are not permitted inside the Palace.
Not allowed; large bags, backpacks, luggage, food and beverages.