Docent-Led Tours

Docent-Led Tours are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Led by volunteer docents, visitors learn about the Palace’s history from its completion in 1882 to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893. Guests hear stories about the furnishings and Royal residents as they are led through the first-floor staterooms and second-floor private quarters. The tour concludes with a self-guided tour of the basement Galleries.

Tickets sales are online only. No walk-ups. The ticket window in Hale Koa (the Barracks building adjacent to Iolani Palace) will open for ticket distribution at 8:30 a.m. Groups are limited to 10 guests per entry time.

Adults: $30

Kamaaina Adults (with a Hawaii state ID, Hawaii driver’s license): $19.95

Military (with a military ID): $22.95

Children (ages 5-12): $6

Children* (ages 0-4): free

* Admission is free for children four and under. They must be front-held in an infant/child carrier worn by an adult or safely strapped in a stroller at all times. Strollers are provided by Iolani Palace at no charge, as personal strollers are not permitted inside the Palace. Should a child behave in a manner that is disruptive to other visitors, Palace personnel will ask that the child be taken outside.

**At least four weeks advance notice required for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the reservation office directly at (808) 522-0832.

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