Walk & Preserve Hawaii’s Historic Places

by Historic Hawaii Foundation

Disclaimer: This site is following COVID-19 protocols which are updated with the Hawaii State Department of Health and may restrict certain activities.

Located in Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii’s Capitol Historic District and surrounding area is rich with stories that shape Hawai‘i’s multilayered history.  Since 1974, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has worked with concerned citizens and organizations to harness critical local energy in an ongoing effort to preserve Hawai‘i’s irreplaceable cultural and built monuments.  Help support this worthy effort.  By participating in Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s self-guided walking tour, you too can help protect these treasured icons.  Stories about influential people and events in Hawai‘i’s past will come alive as you promenade this bygone era.  Protecting Hawai‘i’s cultural legacy and the places that matter most, depends upon people like you.

Walking tour map


  • Self-Guided Walking Tour includes 32 historic sites and public art  in Downtown Honolulu
  • Learn about ‘Iolani Palace; the Hawai‘i State Capitol—a mid-century marvel; the King Kamehameha Statue, Washington Place, former home of Queen Lili‘uokalani, Hawai‘i’s last monarch and more
  • Help us protect Hawai‘i’s historic places by experiencing them in person and learning why they matter
  • Discover masterpieces of Hawaiian architecture and public art spanning many diverse styles

Know Before You Join

  • Walk is self-guided at your own pace
  • Route covers 5km (3.5mi) on a mostly flat course with 32 historic sites and public art visited averaging 2 hours in length under varying outdoor conditions
  • May be followed sequentially though not required
  • Suggested donation of $10 download Story Map on your smart phone or tablet detailed with guided text, facts, photos and history
  • The Hawai‘i State Art Museum has its home in Stop #7, the No. 1 Capitol District Building. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with extended hours on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday
  • Donation supports two Hawaii based nonprofits: Historic Hawaii Foundation and travel2change

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