Downtown Honolulu Historic Sites
March 11, 2020
Visiting Oahu is a ton of fun, and there is so much to do around the island that a single visit likely won’t allow you to do all that you are seeking to do. Often, visitors will begin thinking of their return trip to this amazing island during their visit, and may even start the planning of an annual trip. One of the Oahu’s top sites to see is historic downtown Honolulu, where you’ll find a number of stunning buildings and structures, some that have been around for hundreds of years, dating all the way back to Hawaiian monarchy. Plan some time in historic downtown Honolulu to witness these impressive sites, and enjoy the busy streets of Honolulu.
One of the most notable sites on Oahu, the Iolani Palace is the only royal palace on United States soil, and is one, if not THE most important of Hawaii’s historic sites. Tours of the historic palace are available during your visit, and it is highly recommended that you take one. The beauty of the palace cannot be described, and its history should not be missed.
Located just across the street from the Iolani Palace, the Ali’Iolani Hale is currently the home of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. In the days of the Kingdom of Hawaii, it was the former seat of the government, and you may recognize the building from it’s use in Hawaii 5-0. The statue of King Kamehameha the Great stands in front of the building, and you will surely see this during the short drive from Downtown Honolulu to Waikiki.
Kawaiaha’o Chruch & Mission Houses
Seen along King St., the Mission Houses were the residence of the first Christian Missionaries to arrive in Hawaii, and were constructed in the early 1900’s along with the historic Kawaiaha’o Church.
Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific
Overlooking the city of Honolulu, the National Cemetery of the Pacific is a military cemetery located inside the extinct volcanic crater. Over 34,000 military personnel are eternally resting inside this historic cemetery, and gives visitors the opportunity to pay respects to service members. The memorial overlooking the cemetery takes you through many of America’s wars, and the view from the top overlooks much of the island’s South Shore.
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