Honolulu is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Honolulu one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Honolulu is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Honolulu or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Honolulu. Explore the historical monuments of Honolulu with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Honolulu guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Honolulu page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Honolulu landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Honolulu.
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1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Established in the memory of the fallen soldiers of infamous Pearl Harbor Incident, the place exhibits various artefacts and items relevant to that incident. You will get plenty of information oh how the attack happened here. It is better to go for a guided tour as it will provide a deep insight into the event. It is easily accessible by boat, but ...
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364 S King St, Honolulu, HI, United States
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Walk in this magnificent place and you’ll be stuck with opulence. A former palace, visiting this place is one of the best things to do in Honolulu. As you walk in, you can observe the various landmark artefacts that once belonged to the royalty including the royal throne, thematic rooms matching to the choice of the colours of the Kamehameha ...
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2177 PuowainaDr, Honolulu, HI, United States
08:00 am - 06:30 pm
Another sombre reminder of world war 2, this cemetery is a place you must definitely include in your Honolulu trip. On your visit, you will come across the gravestones of the martyred veterans which has been beautifully built to reflect the courage and spirits of the native souls. You can walk around reading the inscriptions and watching the sculpt...
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Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Duke Kahanamoku is a Hawaiian sports figure considered to be the world's greatest watermen, swimmer, surfer and outrigger canoe paddler. Born in 1890, he held the world record in the 100-yard freestyle and went on to win Olympic gold in the 100-meter freestyle and a silver in the relay in 1912.
He repeated history when he won two gold medals in 192...
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2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Managed by the Daughters on Honolulu Organization, Queen Emma Summer Palace is one of the less serious historic attractions around Honolulu. While most others invoke rather sad emotions, this pretty place invokes great nostalgia and transports you back in time.
The Queen Emma Summer Palace or the Hanaiakamalama, which used to be a summer retreat, h...
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Langley Ave/ Franklin avenue, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States
Located on the Ford Island near the Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial is dedicated to 429 sailors and mariners who were killed during the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese.
The number of brave lives lost on the Oklahoma was second to the USS Arizona and even though the memorial was built 60 years later, the place still reme...
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553 South King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Established in the 1920’s on the 100th anniversary of arrival of Christian Missionaries in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is popular for preserving the the two oldest houses in the state!
The first house was made in the US mainland, shipped here and assembled back together while the second house was built by mi...
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1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States
07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Paying respect to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines who were killed on USS Arizona BB-39.
The attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in United State’s direct invo...
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130 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Saint Augustine by-the-Sea has it origins in the year 1854 when Father Modestus Favens built the first chapel in Waikiki. In the late 19th century, the church was used for the first mass for American Soldiers who were commissioned near the Diamond Head.
The church was expanded and later moved to its current location under the care of Father Val...
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530 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Honolulu Hale shines its best during Christmas when the city hall is decorated in all the grandeur of lights and colors that bring life to the iconic characters of the season. On other days, you can still walk around the place to see its Italian-Spanish-Colonial architecture.
The place is usually closed but a walk around the streets adjoining t...
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417 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States
07:45 am - 04:30 pm
The Ali'iolani Hale built in 1870’s was the first western-styled structure made in Hawaii and was ordered by King Kamehameha V. Constructed in Italian renaissance style, the iconic clock towersand the gardens that surround the entrance, multiply the charm of the place.
A statue of the King Kamehameha- the Great.
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229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Saint Andrew's Cathedral is home to the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii.
The church was initiated in 1860’s on the request of Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The king wanted to establish a place to worship the Anglican tradition. His wish remained unfulfilled since he died before ground-breaking. Today, the place is a cathedral of the...
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2261 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Royal Mausoleum State Monument is the final resting place of Hawaiian Royalty and includes the family of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua Dynasties. The place is believed to be one of the most sacred burial grounds and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mausoleum was originally built by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma as a ...
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1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is the oldest place continuously used as a Cathedral in United states. The bell tower of the cathedral is the oldest bell tower clock in the city as well!
Originally serving as the mother church of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, the cathedral was dedicated to Malia O Ka Malu (Lady of Peace) in 18...
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Ford Island, HI 96818, USA
Built in the early 20th century, the USS Utah was a dreadnaught battleship that sank on its side when the Japanese attacked Peak Harbor in 1941. Two torpedoes hit the ship and ended its service.
Even though many survived the attack, about 64 men lost their lives on the ship.
The memorial that consists of the same ship that sank in 1941 and is kept ...