This Historic Park Is One Of Hawaii’s Best Kept Secrets

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 — and sites full of history. Though the Hawaiian Islands are home to several fascinating historic parks, there is only one spot that we can claim as one of Hawaii’s best-kept secrets.

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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park is located at Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea, HI 96796 and is open all day, every day. For a more detailed history of the fort and Russia’s involvement with Hawaii, visit the National Park Service website. Have you ever visited this unique historic park? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.

To discover another slice of Hawaiian history, visit this ancient heiau overlooking Oahu’s Waimea Bay.