The last official residence of the Hawaiian Monarchy.
Before there was a palace on this wahipana or historical site, this 11 acre parcel of land according to legend once somewhere held a shrine to Ka’ahupahau, the female shark akua or deity that once protected O’ahu’s bays. This ʻahu or shrine was later turned into a heiau by the name of Kaʻahaimauli, before again being converted into a heiau dedicated to Lono. After the collapse of the Kapu or Hawaiian religious system in 1819, the land was cleared of the heiau and became frequented by travelers and missionaries.
Here is what you will see and learn about:
Listen to clips from a few of the chapters
Each chapter corresponds to a location on the map below. Each chapter is 1-5min.
King Kamehameha III: Kauikeaouli Gate
Norfolk Pine Tree
Kekauluohi or “New Archives Building”
Spirit of Liliʻuokalanin Statue
John Dominis Gate
Kukui Nut Tree
About this walking tour
Starts at the gate facing king street, named Kauikeouli gate after Kamehameha III
Walk around the palace, but not inside. Distance is about 0.5 mile.
Street parking available as indicated by city signs
17 points to learn about on this tour
Donʻt forget sun protection
Why Download our Walking Tour
Plays automatically, you can pause, skip ahead, rewind 30 sec, 2x speed.
Available online and offline
Download via wifi if you don’t have cell connection.
Narrated and written by those closest to the original culture of these tours
Versus $4.99 like other tours. All proceeds go to sustaining this non profit and the creation of more available audio stories.