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Welcome to Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

The only royal residence in the United States, the Iolani Palace, stands on the corner of King and Richard Streets in Honolulu, its opulent interior giving a glimpse into the lives of Hawaii's last reigning monarchs between 1882 and 1893. Initially it was home to King Kalakaua and his Queen, until he died in 1891. His successor, Queen Lili'uokalani, then took up residence until the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1893 by the US Marines in a palace coup. The palace has been fully restored. Visitors on guided tours can see the portraits of Hawaiian kings and queens, valuable vases and statuary, the grand staircase, the throne room decorated in crimson and gold, the state dining room and the royal family's private quarters.

Information & Facts

364 South King Street, Honolulu
GuidedTour: $20 (adults), $5 (children 5-17). Note that reservations are required. Other tour options are also available
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
Open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm (ticket window closes at 4pm). Tour times vary, but guided tour groups enter the palace every 15 minutes between 9am and 10am (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and between 9am and 11.15am (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays)
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