Hawaii Mom Blog: Iolani Palace Offers Free Admission to Hawaii Residents on Kama`aina Sundays




February 3, 2016

Iolani Palace Offers Free Admission to Hawaii Residents on Kama`aina Sundays

On the second Sunday of each month, Iolani Palace opens its doors to kamaaina guests to visit the historic landmark for free.

“We hope that our Kamaaina Sundays encourages more residents to make a visit to Iolani Palace and explore the rich legacies of our Hawaiian monarchs,” said Iolani Palace Executive Director Kippen de Alba Chu. “It’s such an important part of our history that all our kama‘aina should know and be proud of.”

Two tour options will be offered: a docent Guided Tour and a Self-Led Audio Tour. Both options include a tour of the first and second floors of Iolani Palace, which includes the staterooms and private quarters of the royal monarchies. The tour concludes with a self-guided exploration of the basement gallery exhibits showcasing the royal collections, restored Kitchen, and Chamberlain’s Office. Guided tours will occur from 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and audio tours will be offered from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

The following dates are Kamaaina Sundays for 2016:
  • February 14
  • March 13 (Ola Ka Ha Community Event)
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 4 (FIRST Sunday – Onipa`a Celebration)
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

A valid Hawaii state ID, Hawaii driver’s license, or Active Military Identification with proof of Hawaii residency is required to receive complimentary tickets. Visitors may purchase tickets at the regular price.

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