Hours Of Operation

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm

With last ticket sold at 3:45 pm

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

Periodically open on Sundays for Kamaaina Sunday

2018 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours

December 28-30, 2018

During the 2018 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours, guests can step back in time and experience the Palace in its 19th-century grandeur. As the Queen’s birthday takes place on Dec. 31, the Palace will be adorned with shimmering decorations and music will swell throughout the halls as it would at King Kalakaua’s holiday soirees. The evening tours are the only time guests can visit the Palace at night.

Event Information and Tickets

Holiday Hours

Iolani Palace will be closed on:

Christmas (Tuesday, December 25, 2018)
New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
President's Day (Monday, February 18, 2019)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 27, 2019)
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4, 2019)
Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2019)
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28, 2019)
Christmas (Wednesday, December 25, 2019)
New Year's Day (Wednesday, January 1, 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.