White Glove Tour


During the White Glove Tour, guests will go beyond the stanchions during a private and intimate tour led by the ʻIolani Palace Historian. Get a closer look at many precious objects in the Throne Room, State Dining Room and King Kalākaua’s Library. Guests will hear stories of the monarchs and learn of their distinguished place in Hawaiʻi’s history as well as their impact on the world. The tour concludes in the Palace attic where guests will slip on a keepsake pair of white gloves for the unique chance to view items in the Palace collection not on display to the general public. They’ll learn about the special care it takes to protect and preserve these precious cultural objects for future generations.

The 90-minute White Glove Tour is available on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and is $125.00 for adults; not recommended for children under 12.

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  • SCHEDULE: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.
  • LENGTH: 90 minutes
  • COST: $125.00 per person (not recommended for children under 12)
  • CAPACITY: 4 guests


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