The only royal palace in America, Iolani Palace saw the reign of Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last monarch, end with her overthrow in 1893. Soak up the building’s Hawaiian renaissance style, which seems fitting given that the site served as the seat of government for the independent Kingdom of Hawaii. Constructed in 1879, the building has a series of rooms restored to their formal royal glory, complete with period-accurate furnishings, fabrics, and decorations. You can explore the grounds on a docent-led tour or a self-guided audio tour, but be sure to book ahead of time to ensure a spot, as tickets can sell out. Our Honolulu trip builder tool makes visiting Iolani Palace and other Honolulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Iolani Palace reviews
We absolutely loved our visit to Iolani Palace! The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the royal family via the audio tour that was both... more »
We visited Iolani Palace because I am very interested in history and did not know much about Hawaii before coming here. Iolani Palace was incredible! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and more... more »
Best kept secret in Oahu! Definitely a highlight on your vacation. They had wonderful service and the tour is self guided. It’s well worth the price and once you’re done, across the street is a stunning statue of King Kamehameha the Great of Hawaii. When you first walk in your t seems like a place completely frozen in time, and even though it’s not all original it’s very very well maintained and kept. I definitely recommend you come here on your vacation no matter where you’re staying in Oahu. And if your lucky you might see a live reenactment of the last moments of the Hawaiian monarchy. I only have one complaint, I wish you had to pay more!
Take a trip through time! This museum/historic landmark experience is so worth the entry fee. Take the audio guided tour for an even better experience. The home really is remarkable with ornate architecture, decor, fixtures, and royal clothing and artifacts. It’s a remarkable place. Then delve even deeper into the rich history of the Kamehameha Dynasty & Queen Liliuokalani royal family.
Plan your trip to Honolulu
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Honolulu
Kid-friendly things to do in Honolulu
Side trips from Honolulu
Hidden gems in Honolulu
Shopping in Honolulu
Trips to Iolani Palace by other users
8 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Honolulu Lahaina 7 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Waikiki Beach Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Shangri La 60 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Sea Life Park Hawaii Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Hanauma Bay Trail 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Nashville Miami New York City 8 days in Oahu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Honolulu 8 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Iolani Palace Waikiki Beach Bishop Museum