'Iolani Palace State Monument

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:'Iolani Palace State Monument
Description:The palace was the last home of royalty in the United States. Built by King David Kalakaua in 1882, the Victorian structure combines American and European styles of architecture. Imported woods as well as Hawaiian woods such as koa and kamani were used in the carved paneling. The elegant throne room displays the original chandeliers, carved thrones, swords, and crowns.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:S. King and Richard Sts.
Address 2:
City:Honolulu, Oahu
State/Province:HI
Zip Code:96804-9983
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The Palace is open for individuals and group tours from Tuesday through Saturday, with hours varying depending upon the type of tour you take during your visit. The Palace is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Telephone:(808) 522-0832
Website:http://www.iolanipalace.org/
R E V I E W S
K. Meade, Co-op Member
This home is well preserved and maintained and worth the visit. The downstairs ballroom, where visiting royalty and dignitaries were received, helps you truly step back in time to old Hawaii. The upstairs bedroom where the last monarch lived in the custody of the United States during the overthrow of the Hawaiian government sheds light on Hawaiian/American history. You should come away being very respectful of the Hawaiians and their culture after visiting this historic palace.
M.W., Co-op Member
The Iolani Palace is a truly memorable experience especially if you purchase the headphone tour. The guide leads you through the amazing history of the Hawaiian Monarchy until its overthrow. The palace itself is exquisite and the secrects of its designs and inventions, way before others in the nation, are a surprise and a revelation as to who the Hawaiians were. My six year old was captivated through the whole tour and found the Queens's bedroom that became her place of house arrest to be very emotional. We all learned an abundant amount of Hawaiian history that day. A must see for all.
Melissa G., Co-op Member
This home is very beautifully preserved and well laid out with historical artifacts. I would recommend that you not take younger children. The tour is clearly geared toward adults and older children. Most younger children were bored and my son (6 at the time) wanted to sit down all of the time. He did learn quite a bit from the museum in the basement, though, as he could move at his own pace. The tour for older kids and adults is very worth it, though!
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