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ONE BEAUTIFUL BUILDING FROM THE EARLY HAWAIAN GOVERNMENTS ..IS IOLANI PALACE..IT IS WONDERFUL TO VIEW THIS PLACE WHERE HIGH OFFICIALS OF THE HAWAIIANS ONCE GOVERNED THEIR DOMAIN!!! A Hawaiian national treasure and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, `Iolani Palace was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two monarchs -- King Kalakaua, who built the Palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili`uokalani. During the monarchy period, the Palace was the center of social and political activity in the Kingdom of Hawai`i.
Though its grandeur was neglected after the overthrow of the monarchy, restoration began in the 1970s through efforts of concerned individuals. Restoration and preservation continues, and, as a result, today's visitors to this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu enjoy one of the most precise historic restorations and learn much about Hawaiian history and heritage.
Free Band Concerts: The Royal Hawaiian Band performs free concerts on Palace grounds most Fridays
Address: 364 South King Street
Directions: Iolani Palace is located in the Capitol District of downtown Honolulu at the corner of King and Richards Streets at 364 South King Street. Vehicular entry is via Likelike Mall - off King Street, between the Palace and the Hawai`i State Library.
Phone: %CB (808) 522-0822
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