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Washington Place is across from the state Capitol and provides a great history of the early days of Hawai'i. Free tours are offered on Thursday mornings and I was sure to plan my O'ahu stay with time for this. The home served as residece for...More
If you are any type of traveler and history buff, this is one visit you must make. To fully appreciate and understand the Hawaiian history, this is a great place to start. The tour alone is worth the price and time, but coupled with the...More
This place is something most people don't think of as a historical place to visit. It is an important part of Hawaii's history leading up to modern times, but it wasn't until recent years did become open to the public for free tours every Thursday....More
Plan ahead because there is a bit of security at this historic house that used to be the Governor's Mansion. We went with a group that booked this very informative tour with the lady that had actually written a book about how and when the...More
Built in 1847 the house looks like a southern plantation style mansion. It was the home of Queen Lili'uokalani the last Hawaiian Queen before she was deposed by the "provisional government" but these days it is the Governors House.
We stopped here after visiting and talking a tour of Iolani Palace which is located close to here. Washington Place is located in the historic capitol district of downtown Honolulu. It was built in the 1840's by a wealthy sea captain who was the father...More
Sadly it was closed for renovations when we were there and while I understand the need for security the gates are boarded up so the only way you can actually see the building is by climbing up on the fence. Queen Liliuokalani lived here before...More
Washington Place Foundation is the Official Hawaii Governors Residence and a National Historic Landmark. Used be a home of last Hawaiian Monarchy, Queen Liliuokalani where she was arrested during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the US. This museum has many collection of Queen's...More
Washington Place is a standard stop on any city historical tour you book book with most tour companies and It's a stunning building. It's usually inluded with stops to Iolani Palace, Aliiolani Hale, Hawaii Capital Historic District.