Immerse Yourself In Hawaiian Culture From Home With A Virtual Tour Of The Famous Iolani 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, a treasure to Hawaii’s first governor, and now a cultural icon, museum, and National Historic Landmark.
Unfortunately, we can’t always visit this stunning slice of history, which is where this epic virtual tour comes in handy.
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Have you visited this magnificent piece of Hawaiian history? As of publication, Iolani Palace and its grounds are temporarily closed through April 30, 2020. For more information about Iolani Palace, including virtual and in-person tours, check out the palace’s website.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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