Tours & Admission
Iolani Palace offers two tour options: a Guided Tour with a Palace Docent and a Self-Led Audio 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 60-90 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.
Things To Know Before Your Visit
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 selfie sticks. 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.
Children under 5-years-old are free, 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. If the child is being disruptive, Palace personnel will ask that the child be taken outside.
Not allowed: large bags, backpacks, luggage, food and beverages.