Iolani Palace

364 S King St Honolulu, HI 96813
Iolani Palace is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity and is recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii. Built in 1882 by King Kalakaua, Iolani Palace was the home of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs and served as the official royal residence and the residence of the Kingdom’s political and social life until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.

Located in downtown Honolulu, the Iolani Palace stands as a monument to the monarchy that had ruled Hawaii until its annexation by the United States government in 1893. Tours travel through the throne room, reception areas and dining rooms, as well as the private living quarters of the royal family. Beautiful examples of furniture restored or returned to the residence display the amazing opulence of these monarchs. Precious jewelry including the golden and jeweled crowns of the King and Queen are also on display.