Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Hawaii State Capitol

  • 415 S. Beretania St. Map It
  • Downtown Honolulu
  • Government Building

Updated 01/13/2014

Fodor's Review

The capitol's architecture is richly symbolic: the columns resemble palm trees, the legislative chambers are shaped like volcanic cinder cones, and the central court is open to the sky, representing Hawaii's open society. Replicas of the Hawaii state seal, each weighing 7,500 pounds, hang above both its entrances. The building, which in 1969 replaced Iolani Palace as the seat of government, is surrounded by reflecting pools, just as the Islands are embraced by water. A

pair of statues, often draped in lei, flank the building: one of the beloved queen Liliuokalani and the other of the sainted Father Damien de Veuster, famous for helping Molokai leprosy patients. Free guided and self-guided tours are available.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, United States

Map It

Phone:

808-586–0178; 808-586–0221

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Guided tours Tues.–Fri. at 1 pm; self-guided tours Mon.–Fri. 9–3

Updated 01/13/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Honolulu and Oahu

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement