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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Kawaiahao Church

  • 957 Punchbowl St. Map It
  • Downtown Honolulu
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 01/13/2014

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Fancifully called Hawaii's Westminster Abbey, this historic house of worship witnessed the coronations, weddings, and funerals of generations of Hawaiian royalty. Each of the building's 14,000 coral blocks was quarried from reefs offshore at depths of more than 20 feet and transported to this site. Interior woodwork was created from the forests of the Koolau Mountains. The upper gallery has an exhibit of paintings of the royal families. The graves of missionaries and of

King Lunalilo are adjacent. Services in English and Hawaiian are held each Sunday, and the church members are exceptionally welcoming, greeting newcomers with lei; their affiliation is United Church of Christ. Although there are no guided tours, you can look around the church at no cost.

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Sight Information

Address:

957 Punchbowl St., at King St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, United States

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Phone:

808-469–3000

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Services Sun. at 9 am

Updated 01/13/2014

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