Home Travel Hawaii Iolani Palace Tours Let Travelers Walk in the Footsteps of Hawaiian Royalty I love stories about kings and queens, and Iolani Palace (in downtown Honolulu), the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs — King Kalakaua and his sister/successor Queen Liliuokalani — was the setting for many
REPRODUCTIONS OF KING KALAKAUA CORONATION SUIT AND MASONIC APRON JOIN PALACE’S ALII GARMENT COLLECTION. Garments debut on King Kalakaua’s 185th birthday. HONOLULU (NOV. 17, 2021) – Reproductions of the suit King Kalakaua wore at his coronation on February 12, 1883, and his masonic apron debuted at Iolani Palace on the
Work is underway at Iolani Palace to get rid of some unwanted visitors. Several local pest control companies, as well as a couple from the mainland, got together to donate tens of thousands of dollars worth of services and products to the palace each year. It’s a long-term effort to
Four pest control operators and two manufacturers are donating their services to Iolani Palace to assist with termite and pest repair indefinitely.
2021 IOLANI PALACE ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER Limited-edition piece inspired by Coat of Arms gifted to King Kalakaua
2021 IOLANI PALACE ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERLimited-edition piece inspired by Coat of Arms gifted to King Kalakaua HONOLULU (October 13, 2021) – Iolani Palace has unveiled its 2021 Palace Ornament, inspired by the Coat of Arms gifted to King Kalakaua for his coronation. The regal, limited-edition piece is now
A national grant will be helping one of Hawaii’s most treasured landmarks complete some crucial repairs. Iolani Palace says they’re getting nearly $500,000 from the National Park Service and its partner agencies’ Save America’s Treasures grant. The money will go to completing repairs to the place’s roof.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOLANI PALACE RECEIVES FUNDS FROM SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES GRANT Nearly $500,000 allocated for necessary roof repairs HONOLULU (September 20, 2021) – The Friends of Iolani Palace will receive $499,629 from the National Park Service and its partner agencies’ Save America’s Treasures grant. The monies will go towards
“I realize I’m walking in the very steps of the king and queen,” says palace guardian Doug Levisnon.
“It’s critically important that we mālama, or take care of, the stories,” says Zita Cup Choy. An effervescent chronologist of Hawaiian history and culture, she is the historian at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, a mashup of Italian Renaissance style and traditional Hawaiian forms that King Kalākua had built in 1882
“People were saying, ‘The Palace would never close, they would never let that happen,’ but realistically we could have,” said Paula Akana, executive director of The Friends of Iolani Palace.