Chamberlain's Tour


The Friends of ʻIolani Palace invites visitors to take a never before seen tour of the Chamberlain’s office suite and other rooms with the new Chamberlain’s Tour. The specialty tour will be offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

This specialty tour brings a new perspective of life at ʻIolani Palace through the eyes of the Royal Chamberlain and other members of the Palace staff. The Chamberlain answered directly to the King and Queen and his office revealed what it took to run the royal household. For the first time, guests will be able to step into the Chamberlain’s office and hear insightful and enchanting stories about the monarchs who once walked the halls.

The highlight of the private and intimate tour will allow guests to be taken into the Chamberlain’s office suite located in the basement. Guests will get a closer look at many precious objects and learn about the Royal Chamberlain’s duties. They’ll also hear stories from docents dressed in authentic period clothing about King Kalakaua and his efforts to strengthen the Kingdom’s position in the international community, plus anecdotes about some of his remarkable guests and royal staff. This unique, docent-led tour will also include stops beyond the stanchions throughout the Palace for an up-close look at precious objects. Guests will also receive an exclusive souvenir keepsake.

Book A Tour


  • SCHEDULE: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.
  • LENGTH: 60 minutes
  • COST: $77.95 per adult, $51.95 per child (ages 5 to 12)
  • CAPACITY: 6 guests


For more information or to book a tour, email or call (808) 522-0832.