Washington Place Foundation
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For many years the home of Hawaii's governors, this white-column mansion was built by sea captain John Dominis, whose son married Liliuokalani, the woman who became the Islands' last queen. Deposed by American-backed forces, the queen returned to the home—which is in sight of the royal palace—and lived there until her death. It was then home to Hawaii's sitting governors from 1922 to 2002. The nonprofit Washington Place Foundation now operates the gracious estate. In 2013 it underwent a major renovation to repair the building's roof and its lanai. It is now open for public tours on Thursday only (required reservations can be made by phone or online).