Tours & Gardens

Experience Washington Place in person or virtually.

Washington Place exterior

Visit Washington Place

On Site Tours

Welcome back. Tours are now available.

Join us for a docent-led tour of Washington Place. In person tours are held every Thursday in honor of the Queen Liliʻuokalani’s tradition of opening her home to the people of Hawaiʻi every first Thursday of each month. The hour-long tours are conducted at 10 am, admission is free. Please complete the form to make a tour reservation.

Honoring Queen Liliʻuokalani

Virtual Tour

Coming Soon!

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.

Vegetable gardens

Gardens

Welcome back. Tours are now available.

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.