Self-led Audio Tours

Self-Led Audio Tours are available on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 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



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.  

Tickets sales are made online only. No walk-ups. Groups are limited to 10 guests per entry time.

Adults: $20

Kamaaina Adults (with a Hawaii state ID, Hawaii driver’s license, or Active Military ID*): $11.95

*Effective April 1, 2021, Military discount admission will be as follows: $14.95 for Audio Tour and $22.95 for Docent-Led Tour.

Children (ages 5-12): $6

Kamaaina Children (ages 5-12): $4.95

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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