Self-led Audio Tours

Visitors explore the Palace at their own pace while listening to a pre-recorded audio guide to the first and second floors, their furnishings, and the compelling history behind the Palace. Guests are welcome to use their own earbuds/headphones for their comfort or request to use those provided by the Palace. The pre-recorded audio recording is 60 minutes in length and is available in English, French, German, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian. The tour concludes with a self-guided tour of the basement Galleries.


Self-Led Audio Tours are available on the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays | 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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



Tickets sales are online only. No walk-ups and same-day reservations. The ticket window in Hale Koa (the Barracks building adjacent to ʻIolani Palace) will open for ticket distribution at 8:30 a.m. Groups are limited to 15 guests per entry time.


  • Adult (18+): $26.95
  • Teen (13-17): $21.95
  • Youth (5-12): $11.95
  • Child (0-4): FREE


  • Adult (18+): $11.95
  • Teen (13-17): $10.95
  • Youth (5-12): $6.00
  • Child (0-4): FREE


  • Adult (18+): $16.95
  • Teen (13-17): $14.95
  • Youth (5-12): $7.95
  • Child (0-4): FREE

* Admission is free for children aged 4 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. Children 2 years old and under must be placed in a Palace issued stroller or carrier. Strollers are provided by ʻIolani 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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