Tours & Gardens

Experience Washington Place in person or virtually.

Washington Place docent giving a tour

Visit Washington Place

On Site Tours

Public tours: Regular in-person tours are available to the public in honor of Queen Liliʻuokalani’s tradition of opening her home to the people of Hawaiʻi. Regular weekly tours are available on Thursdays at 10am only. Be advised, tours fill up several weeks in advance. Booking information below.

School tours: Students of all ages are welcome, though tour content is best suited to 4th grade and up. School tours must be scheduled well in advance. Contact [email protected] to inquire.

Japanese-language tours may be available, pending docent availability. Contact: [email protected] to inquire.

Using the orange button below, you may request a tour for any future Thursday. Here is a list of availability on upcoming public tours: 

Date Status
April 4 Closed – Fully booked
April 11 Closed – Fully booked
April 18 Closed – Fully booked
April 25 Open
May 2 & 9 Closed for events
May 16 Open

Masks are recommended. Valid ID required at check in.

Admission is free.

Please make your reservation using the online form. Only guests with confirmed tour bookings will be admitted.

Honoring Queen Liliʻuokalani

Virtual Tour

Browse through the videos below to explore Washington Place.

View the historic home though this narrated virtual tour of Washington Place. The tour brings you back to the mid-1800s with time period pieces from John and Mary Dominis and Queen Liliʻuokalani.

Originally, the private quarters of the residents of Washington Place, the second floor has been open to the public since December 2017. The second floor tour includes the Governor’s and Dominis parlors and features collections from the Dominis Family, Hawaiʻi State Archives, and the Washington Place Foundation.

Funding provided by the Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation
State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General Services
Office of the Governor and Dawn Amano-Ige
Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts
Washington Place Foundation
Produced by Kinetic Productions

Vegetable gardens


Check back soon for garden tour opportunities.

Lush gardens, towering trees and open areas surround the Washington Place home. When John and Mary Dominis purchased the land in 1842 there were only seven trees in the entire area. Mrs. Dominis created the first “European-style” garden in Honolulu – arboretum style with no clear organization. Years later, Queen Liliʻuokalani would see how the garden her mother-in-law began would flourish and thrive.