Imprisonment Room

After a failed attempted by Hawaiian royalists’ to restore Queen Liliʻuokalani to power in 1895, the queen was arrested and forced to abdicate her throne. She then endured a public trial in which she was convicted and later sentenced to imprisonment in an upstairs bedroom of the Palace for nearly eight months.

The Imprisonment Room is where the queen was held and denied visitors except for one lady companion. During her imprisonment, the queen’s day consisted of her daily prayers, reading music composition, crochet-work and quilting.