Translating to ‘sheltered bay’, Honolulu was first used as agricultural land before Kamehameha the Great’s rule . Although he is from Hawai’i island, Kamehameha had been living in Waikiki since 1804 with his army to conquer Oahu, and he decided to move his court of high-ranking chiefs and their retainers to Honolulu in 1809. Kamehameha stayed in Honolulu to plan his next attack on Kauaʻi, and during this time, Honolulu became the center of import/export through shipping. Being located in the middle of the Pacific, Hawaiʻi became a popular and convenient place for ships to restock on supplies .
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John Papa ʻĪʻī
Kauikeaouli: He Aupuni Palapala Koʻu
About this walking tour
Starts at ʻIolani Barracks at ʻIolani Palace by RIchards Street
Ends at Lunalilo Mausoleum
Distance is about 0.5 mile
Street parking available as indicated by city signs
7 points of interest on this tour
Donʻt forget sun protection and water
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