Iolani Palace and the Royal Hawaiian Band

The Iolani Palace, a historic and compelling royal palace located in Honolulu,  stirs feelings of majesty and power to all who witness her beauty. We’re lucky to have our office headquarters located just minutes from the Iolani Palace and other historic Honolulu landmarks, like the King Kamehameha Statue.
If you’re in the area, check out the Iolani Palace for occasional performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band (best of all, the concerts are free!).

The Royal Hawaiian Band performs “Aloha Oe”

In June 2011 we stopped by the palace on a Friday afternoon to watch a performance of Queen Liliuokalani’s “Aloha Oe”.I like walking the palace grounds during the daytime because at the heart of the bustle of Honolulu is a unique attraction in all of America–Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States.

Tips for visiting the Iolani Palace

  • Bring coins (no pennies) for street parking along S. King Street and Richards Street
  • Check the schedule for the Royal Hawaiian Band here
  • Don’t forget to visit the Kamehameha Statue and the Ali’iolani Hale (located directly behind the statue)
  • Bring a mat and lunch for a royal picnic on the palace grounds

More Info

Be sure to visit our Hawaii Travel Guide, you’ll find more information about the Iolani Palace, including the historical summary below:
“Built in 1881, the Iolani Palace was mainly used as a royal residence and main court of Hawaii’s government. Flushing toilets, hot water tanks, electricity—all these amenities filled the rooms ofIolani Palace even before the White House had them!…”
During the APEC Conference, tours of the Iolani Palace have been suspended by the State of Hawaii in order to protect the palace, its exhibits and belongings, as well as its employees. The regular schedule for Iolani Palace tours will continue on Tuesday, November 15th. See you in Honolulu!

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