Iolani Palace

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Discover Hawaii's royal heritage at this opulent palace in downtown Honolulu. Tour the official residence of the state's monarchy and its sacred grounds. See more

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May 4, 2024
We did the Docent led tour with Aunty Grace. What a gorgeous lady who gave us a very informative, detailed tour of this magnificent Palace. Full review by June M
May 4, 2024
Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Iolani Palace is a staple in Hawaiian history. Dating back to the mid 1800s, the Palace housed King Kamehameha III reign and the Monarchs after him. The Hawaiian Roya… Full review by thetravelingpierogi
May 1, 2024
My family and I really enjoyed our trip to Iolani palace. Having never been before, despite multiple prior trips to Oahu, I'm now recommending this to anyone who plans to visit. The audio tour was th… Full review by equent1

Facts

Architect:Thomas J. Baker
Architectural style:American Florentine
Construction completed:1882

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Is the Iolani Palace Wheelchair accessible?
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Hi! We were there a couple of weeks ago and I know there were lifts inside the palace to go to the different floors, but I am not sure about getting into the palace. xx
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Is the Iolani Palace Wheelchair accessible?
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Sorry, not sure but the lower level was reasonably close to ground. I didn't go in myself. Aloha
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Answer by Samdy S · Aug 23, 2022
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We enjoyed our visit in March. I am now working on scrapbooking our trip pictures. In the throne room there is …
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We enjoyed our visit in March. I am now working on scrapbooking our trip pictures. In the throne room there is something stands between the 2 thrones - it is gold and has a round ball at the top. Can you remind me what it is called? Thank you!
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It is called a puloulou, or “kapu stick” … the gold sphere on top of the ivory tusk from a narwhal whale between the thrones is said to be a gift from King Kalakaua’s 1883 coronation.
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Are there Restaurants near the palace?
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Across the street from the IOLANI Barracks in Richard’s Street is the YWCA Laniakea. Inside is a restaurant called Cafe Julia. There are a multitude of small restaurants one to two …
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Across the street from the IOLANI Barracks in Richard’s Street is the YWCA Laniakea. Inside is a restaurant called Cafe Julia. There are a multitude of small restaurants one to two blocks West going towards Chinatown. A favorite of mine is Murphy’s Bar and Grill on Merchant street. Very popular and good food.
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Can you pay for entry with Mastercard or is it cash only?
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You can pay by card. As a matter of fact, you can book everything online!
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