The Amazingly Sacred Hawaii Mausoleum You Never Knew Existed

Hawaii is perhaps America’s most fascinating state — at least when it comes to history, that is. From the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959, the Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history. Perhaps nowhere will you find more evidence of this intriguing history than at the Royal Mausoleum.

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The Royal Mausoleum State Monument is located at 2261 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The monument is closed Saturdays and Sundays. If you choose to visit, please be respectful of this sacred place.

For another glimpse into the history of the Kingdom of Hawaii, pay a visit to the nearby Iolani Palace.