EXPLORE MORE WITH OUR NEW SPECIALTY TOURS

The Friends of Iolani Palace invites visitors to take a never before seen tour of the Chamberlain’s office suite and other rooms with the new Chamberlain’s Tour. The specialty tour will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

This specialty tour brings a new perspective of life at Iolani Palace through the eyes of the Royal Chamberlain and other members of the Palace staff. The Chamberlain answered directly to the King and Queen and his office revealed what it took to run the royal household. For the first time, guests will be able to step into the Chamberlain’s office and hear insightful and enchanting stories about the monarchs who once walked the halls.

The Hawaii’s Royal Connection to Japan tour explores how the Hawaiian Kingdom established the relationship with the Asian nation, which continues to present day. This exclusive opportunity brings King Kalakaua’s 1881 journey to Japan to life. During this docent-led tour, guests will have access to restricted areas throughout the Palace for an up-close look at precious objects, learn about people in Kalakaua’s inner circle, and hear stories about the King’s efforts to strengthen the Kingdom’s position on the world stage.

The 45-minute specialty tour is now available on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and is available in Japanese upon request.

Welcome to Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity and is recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii. Built in 1882 by King Kalakaua, Iolani Palace was the home of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs and served as the official royal residence and the residence of the Kingdom’s political and social life until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.

Registered as a National Historic Landmark since 1962 and the only official royal residence in the United States, the Palace is one of the most recognizable buildings in Hawaii. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, Iolani Palace tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani walked the grand halls.

VIRTUALLY EXPERIENCE IOLANI PALACE

Browse our virtual experiences and online resources.

Just because our doors are closed doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rich culture, history and insights of a Palace visit. We encourage you to explore the Palace from a new perspective through our various digital resources.

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