Tours & Admission


Visit ʻIolani Palace with our popular tour options: a Guided Tour with a Palace Docent and a Self-Led Audio Tour. Both options include a tour of the first and second floors of ʻIolani Palace followed by a self-guided exploration of the basement gallery exhibits. It is suggested you allow approximately 60-90 minutes for either tour.

Tour options vary based on the day of the week and the time. Tickets sales are online only. No walk-ups and same-day reservations.

Book A Tour

Members of The Friends of ʻIolani Palace: To reserve your complimentary tour ticket(s), please call Reservations at 808-522-0832 or email



As ʻIolani 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.


We encourage Palace visitors to take selfies and share their experiences and are welcome to take photos of the ʻIolani Palace interior, exterior, and grounds for personal use. The following are not permitted:

  • Flash photography
  • Videotaping
  • Audio recording
  • Tripods/monopods or selfie sticks
  • Extended lenses

Commercial photography is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from ʻIolani Palace and the Hawaiʻi State Film Office.


Children under 5-years-old are free and must be in a front-held infant/child carrier, safely strapped in a stroller provided by ʻIolani Palace, or holding the hand of an accompanying adult at all times. Personal strollers are not permitted inside the Palace; there is no charge to use a Palace stroller. If the child is being disruptive, Palace personnel will ask that the child be taken outside.


Please respect all roped off areas and obey all posted signs placed throughout the interior and exterior of ʻIolani Palace.

Personal Belongings

The following are not allowed inside ʻIolani Palace:

  • 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 ʻIolani Palace.