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Iolani Palace: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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Reviewed today

It is worth a visit here to get an understanding of Hawaiian history. The numbers of visitors are managed via entry times so it is not overcrowded and the self guided headset tour is very informative.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mooksta66
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a cool place and the self-guided audio tour is great. Considering how many times we heard a live person state “when the kingdom was illegally...” we are glad we missed the guided tours. The people are working to restore it to the look...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KyReserve
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and beautiful place to visit in Hawaii. The Docent was very knowledgeable along with other persons inside the palace. Much to see and learn. A must stop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank johnsT9854QA
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Iolani Palace tour was fantastic! The last time I toured the palace was decades ago, and they have since done a wonderful job in restoring things. Our docent tour guide, Isaac, was terrific -- very knowledgeable about everything. Highly recommend the tour to anyone!

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dln795
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

European styled, this palace witnessed the dramatic changes of the Hawaiian Kingdom. There is a degree of sadness in the narrative of the fall of the kingdom. It reminds us of the inevitable realpolitik and the brutal truth of the real world, of the importance...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ed z
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the docent led tour through the palace instead of the self guided tour. Our docent, Jeffrey, was outstanding. The personal touch was worth the extra money. Through each room he brought the history of Hawai’i to life as he described the portraits and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked a tour of Iolani Palace not really knowing what to expect. From the moment we entered the gates, it felt like we were transported back in time. The palace was beautiful, and there are exhibits everywhere depicting the history of the monarchs. Our...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Melilope
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Iolani Palace is the only royal palace on US soil, and was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The Queen Liliʻuokalani was the last Queen of Kalākaua Dynasty. The Palace is very beautiful, the finest of furnishings were ordered...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Safari649767
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very impressive building with an interesting history of the monarch's of Oahu/Hawaii. well tended grounds

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank caineuk1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice tour inside the iolani palace with very knowledgeable tour guide. Showing where the king, Queen, prince and princess of Hawaii rooms

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bieng C
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15 January 2019|
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Response from Isabel O | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I totally recommend making a reservation as space is limited and they only allow so many people per time slot. Check their website for available times and dates. Also the parking is limited and street parking is... More
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29 October 2018|
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Response from wasabiwahine | Reviewed this property |
There was a lot of parking available, I'm not sure where the handicapped stalls are because I took the bus and was dropped off right at the entrace.
22 September 2018|
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Response from D43206 | Reviewed this property |
We prefer docent led tour most of the time, and this was no exception. Docents usually fill in with additional history and we've found are proud to share their knowledge of a site that they love. Thank you to all docents... More