Experience Washington Place in person or virtually.
Washington Place docent giving a tour
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. Be advised, tours fill up several weeks in advance.
Using the button below, you may request a tour for any future Thursday. Here is a list of availability on upcoming tours:
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
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.
Acknowledgements:Funding provided by the Dolores Furtado Martin FoundationState of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General ServicesOffice of the Governor and Dawn Amano-IgeMayor’s Office of Culture and the ArtsWashington Place FoundationProduced by Kinetic Productions
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.
Washington Place has remained at the heart of Hawaiʻi’s Capitol in downtown Honolulu, Oʻahu. Best known as the home of Hawaiʻi’s beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani, this National Historic Landmark is the only official residence of a state governor in the United States that was also home to a monarch. Today, the home is managed by the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General Services.
320 South Beretania StreetHonolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813