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Ali'iolani Hale

417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Originally intended as a royal residence, the historic Aliiolani Hale was reconfigured to house government offices when Iolani Palace was constructed. Today, it’s still the home of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
417 King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-539-4999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the "house of the heavenly King" and was designed as a palace in 1874. It now houses the supreme Court and the judiciary history center. The Royal Palace is opposite. Parking lot onsite.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to see if you've got an extra hour. It's right across the street from the Iolani Palace, easy to visit after seeing the palace. Nice architecture. The Kamehameha statue is out front.

1  Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Perhaps because it is still a government building, home of the state Supreme Court, instead of a museum, the Ali'iolani Hale seems to be somewhat overlooked even by those tourists who do explore downtown, the Iolani Palace, etc. It was built in the early 1870s...More

Thank jenedc2016
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Out front is the statue of the first king of unified Hawaii. Enough said as you should visit and pay homage if that is your thing.

Thank parbendra
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On our way by local bus to China Town for lunch we stopped at Aliiolani Hale, what a lovely building , very impressive and free to visit . It was built by Lota Kapuaiwa Kamehameha V who became King in 1863. Opened in 1874 it...More

Thank roy v
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Downtown Honolulu with all of its architectural beauties is well worth spending some time in. Pull yourself away from Waikiki and go visit.

Thank TwoHons
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The building is a gorgeous piece of architecture which an interesting history. A must visit for Hawaii Five-0 fans!

Thank Maclean93
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We used the free blue connect trolley for Outrigger Beach guests to do a city tour which stopped here for 15 minutes. Got some great photos of a stunning building and a broader perspective on the history of Honolulu. Great tour.

Thank Evan C
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Early evening is best when viewing this statue and building, all the traffic will subside by then. Then come again in the evening and take great pictures...I've been told if u looking across the street at the palace u may see a ghost.

Thank Intels_Finman
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I loved this place. The tour guide was full of interesting detail into the lives and motivations of the royal family. The palace was restored beautifully, uncovering hidden niches, beautiful carving, stained glass lights and the most modern of amenities of the day. The monarchs...More

1  Thank Gemz_12
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Amanda M
5 November 2016|
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Response from Gemz_12 | Reviewed this property |
And I only say that you need a reservation because that way you know you'll get in for the tour.