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ʻIolani Palace – Royal Residence of the Kingdom of Hawaii- Virtual Tour

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ʻIolani Palace – Virtual Tour

The ʻIolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii, beginning with Kamehameha III in 1845 and ending with Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893. 

Kamehameha III,  the third king of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854, developed his Royal Residence after moving the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii to Honolulu. 

The Palace served as the official residence of the monarch during the reigns of Kamehameha III, Kamehameha IV, Kamehameha V, Lunalilo, and the first part of Kalākaua’s reign.

Initially, the Palace was primarily meant for receiving foreign dignitaries and state functions with the monarch preferring to sleep in private homes.

Kalākaua was the first monarch to travel around the world. While visiting Europe, he took note of the grand palaces owned by other rulers.

He commissioned the construction of a new ʻIolani Palace to become the official Palace of the Hawaiian monarchy. It had electricity and telephones even before the White House.

ʻIolani Palace - Virtual Tour

Iolani Palace Music Room

The ʻIolani Palace features architecture seen nowhere else in the world. This unique style is known as American Florentine. It then served as the official residence of the Hawaiian monarch until the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. 

After the monarchy was overthrown, the building was used as the capitol building. It was used for the Provisional Government, Republic, Territory, and the State of Hawaiʻi until 1969.

The ʻIolani Palace is the only Royal Palace on U.S. soil, and it opened a museum in 1978. ʻIolani Palace is one of the only places in Hawaii where the flag of Hawaii can officially fly alone without the American flag.

Highlights of the ʻIolani Palace

  • The Throne Room
  • A Staircase of koa wood
  • The Dining Room
  • The Music Room
  • A Koa Wood Piano
  • Private Royal Library
  • Bedrooms of the Hawaiian Monarchs
  • The Grounds of ʻIolani Palace
  • Historical Exhibits about the Rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Exhibits on the Palace lifestyle in nineteenth-century
  • Historic documents, photographs, and archival manuscripts

ʻIolani Palace - Virtual Tour

King’s Private Study, Iolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

  • Museum:               ʻIolani Palace
  • City:                        Honolulu
  • State:                      Hawaii
  • Country:                 United States
  • Built:                      1879
  • Type:                      Historic House Museum
  • Location:               364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States

ʻIolani Palace Map

ʻIolani Palace – 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace – 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace – 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace – 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace- 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace- 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace- 360 Views

ʻIolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

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ʻIolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

ʻIolani Palace

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Photo Credit: PaulT (Gunther Tschuch) / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Mark Miller / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Daniel Ramirez from Honolulu, USA / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

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