Washington Place, a 3-acre historic mansion of Hawaiian rulers, will immerse your group deep into local history and culture. This Greek Revival-style palace in Hawaii’s capital historic district was highly significant during the rule of King Kamehameha the Great, as well as during Queen Liliuokalani's infamous arrest during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
This storied home was designed and constructed by Isaac Hart in 1847, an elegant home on the fringe of a historic village that is today a National Historic Landmark. Washington Place served as the Queen’s home for over 55 years, first occupied by her in 1862 and has stood regally for over 160 years. This historic home still remains the center of social and political life in the Hawaiian Islands, and a visit is the perfect opportunity for you group to learn why!
Since 1922, this mansion has served as the official residence for government officials of Hawaii, nicely representing both old and new Hawaii. The home welcomes guests to come learn the significance of the state’s intriguing history through the lives of its current residents, as well as historic informational exhibits. Enjoy the surrounding historic district, full of homes representing life from the 1840s to the mid 1900s. Your group may reserve a Public Tour by reservation in advance, happening each Thursday, or you can just enjoy strolling around the beautiful property on your own with a daily open house tour!