Fodor's Expert Review Iolani Palace

Downtown Honolulu Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice
Iolani Palace, Honolulu and Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

America's only official royal residence, on the site of an earlier palace, was completed in 1882. It contains the thrones of King Kalakaua and his successor (and sister) Queen Liliuokalani. Bucking the stereotype of simple island life, the palace had electric lights even before the White House. Downstairs galleries showcase the royal jewelry, as well as a kitchen and offices that have been restored to the glory of the monarchy. The palace gift shop and ticket office are now in what was formerly the Iolani Barracks, built to house the Royal Guard. The palace has self-guided audio tours and guided tours. Guided tours are only available in the mornings, and it's best to make reservations a few days in advance.

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

364 S. King St.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96804, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $30 guided tour, $25 audio tour, Closed Sun. (except for monthly Kamaaina Sun.)

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