Description - 'Iolani Palace is a significant historical and cultural resource for the Hawaiian people. It was the home of the Hawaiian royalty from 1882 to 1893, when the government was overthrown. The palace was used as the territory and state capitol until 1969, when a new and larger facility was constructed. 'Iolani Palace is a designated National Historic Landmark.
- 'Iolani Palace has been restored to its former opulence with nineteenth century artifacts. The landscaped palace grounds cover eleven acres and are popular for informal picnics and Friday noon band concerts.
Recreation - Guided tours of the palace interior are given by advance reservations. A fee is charged. Call the Friends of 'Iolani Palace at (808) 522-0832. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. No fee is charged for use of the palace grounds, which are well manicured.
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.
'Iolani Palace State Monument lies at the intersection of South King Street and Richards Street in downtown Honolulu.