Description - The Royal Mausoleum is considered the most sacred Hawaiian burial site on O'ahu. The state monument covers ten acres. The Mausoleum was planned by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma following the death of their son in 1862. The site was completed in 1865 and the remains of the seven monarchs were transferred from the first Royal Mausoleum at 'Iolani Palace.
- The Royal Mausoleum State Monument is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 to 4 p.m. The site contains the burial site of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua Hawaiian royal families.
Recreation - This site is open to the public for historical interpretation. Guided tours of the site are available with prior arrangement. Picnicking is not permitted on site.
Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.
The Royal Mausoleum State Monument is located in Honolulu, O'ahu, on Nu'uanu Avenue.