Few People Know That A Revolt Took Place At This Hawaii Palace

While there are countless castles scattered throughout the United States, there is only one royal palace on American soil – and that is Hawaii’s own Iolani Palace, a place of pure magic and beauty nestled in Honolulu’s capital district. The breathtaking Iolani Palace tells a fascinating story of Hawaii’s history, and has been the home to a royal family, executive building for a new republic, prison to an overthrown queen, capitol building for a territory, martial law headquarters, treasure to Hawaii’s first governor, and now a cultural icon, museum, and National Historical Landmark.

While you’ve undoubtedly heard of Queen Liliuokalani’s imprisonment that occurred during the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, it’s not the only crazy event that has taken place at Iolani Palace.

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Have you ever heard of this revolt? If you’re interested in Hawaii’s royal residences, you’ll want to add Hulihee Palace, found along Hawaii Island’s Kona Coast, to your Hawaii bucket list.