Hours Of Operation

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm

Tickets are available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis (with the last tour starting at 3:00 pm). Groups are limited to 20 guests per entry time.

Same-day reservations are not available. Walk-ins are welcome.

Periodically open on Sundays for Kamaaina Sunday.

Note: Iolani Palace grounds (Iolani Palace State Monument) will be CLOSED daily to the public from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Holiday Hours

Iolani Palace will be closed on:

New Year's Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
President's Day (Monday, February 17, 2020)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020)
Independence Day (Friday, July 3, 2020)
Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020)
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26, 2020)
Christmas (Friday, December 25, 2020)
New Year's Eve (Thursday, December 31, 2020)

Terms and Conditions

Admission is free for members of the Friends of Iolani Palace. Not a member? Join now!

Japanese language Guided Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11:30am, subject to docent availability.

The Palace encourages educators to bring their students on tour. Special school tours and group rates are available with advanced reservations.

Things To Know Before Your Visit

Visitors are welcome to take photos of the Iolani Palace interior, exterior and grounds for personal use. The following are not permitted: flash photography; videotaping; audio recording; tripods/monopods; extended lenses. 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.  As Iolani Palace is a sacred place, we kindly ask guests to be dressed in a manner that is respectful of its cultural and historical significance.
  • Shirts and footwear are required; you will also be asked to wear shoe coverings provided by the Palace.
  • Bathing suits and beachwear (including beach coverups) are inappropriate attire and not permitted.
  • Clothing displaying profanity is not allowed.
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. Service Animals: Service animals are permitted on the premises. We ask that you notify the reservations office and/or the cashiers before entering Iolani Palace.