Sacred Palace

ʻIolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaiʻi’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalākaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliʻuokalani, walked its celebrated halls.

Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaiʻi’s royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!

A King's Noble Vision

ʻIolani Palace was built in 1882 by the last king of Hawaiʻi, King Kalākaua. It remained a royal residence until Queen Liliʻuokalani, the king's sister and successor, was deposed and the Hawaiian monarchy overthrown in January 1893. The Palace served as capitol of the Provisional Government, Republic, Territory and State of Hawaiʻi until 1969.