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Iolani Palace

364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s royal heritage. E komo mai! Welcome!
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  • Average7%
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“royal family” (240 reviews)
“audio tour” (578 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
+1 808-522-0822
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A terrific docent tour highlighting not only the palace itself but the lives of the royals who lived there. Well worth the price of admission. Hey, get off the beach and go see this unique and special place.

Thank Frank I
Reviewed yesterday

We had a very informative and pleasant guide, I wish I remembered her name. It was great to hear the history and info on the day to day lives of the Hawaiian Royalty. It was wonderful to see the restoration of the rooms with decor...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our tour of the Iolani Palace, we did the self guided audio tour. They limit the number of guests entering and you have to book your tour to pick a specific time, we really appreciated this as it was still crowded. The grounds...More

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Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour of the Iolani Palace with a docent was well run, and gave a fine overview of the Hawaiian royals and the period of history from Kamehameha I to Liliuokalani to annexation and Statehood. The Palace is an American treasure.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Iolani palace is a must see for those wishing to get the flavor and history of the Islands beyond the resorts and what you might see at any number of Luau's. That being said I admit I am guilty of not seeing this place until...More

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Thank classof78
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my tour - this is an interesting look into Victorian expansionship and how Americans and the British viewed people “not like them”. The friends of the palace have done a great job restoring the palace and demonstrating how an isolated kingdom could...More

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited O`ahu before but this was the first visit to the Iolani Palace. The audio system was comfortable and easy to use. It took you room by room and you could choose to learn a little or learn alot. On the upper floor...More

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Thank Francine A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The palace was beautiful and learning about the history of the Hawaiian Monarchs was outstanding. I enjoyed the electronic description devices. The cost of the tour was very resonible.

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Thank williammartinw2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

The palace has been lovingly restored to its former grandeur. The incredible staircase is worth the price of admission. With over 40 years experience, our docent shared some very personal and interesting stories, including how some of the furnishings found their way "home" after being...More

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Thank sandrajford22
Reviewed 5 days ago

Several parts to this--film, worth seeing, basement exhibit before or after palace, poor audio tour of palace. Small elevator to the second floor. We were in conflict with a tour group. Audio if you do not follow the pattern is difficult, and we were side-tracked...More

Thank yahootraveler64
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Karen T
11 July 2017|
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Response from P9152PVkt | Reviewed this property |
There's metered street parking. Nearby Business District offers parking however; it is a bit pricy. Suggest that you catch the bus or taxi/ uber to the Palace if you plan on taking a tour.
Mayri L
21 January 2017|
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Response from Juanna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's about $22 for the audio self guided tour. You don't buy the ticket in the palace itself but at the old, small building beside it.
Kyoko K
8 December 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
You only see the basement exhibit if you tour on your own at $5. Visit the Iolani Palace website for more info.