Washington Place Foundation

Washington Place Foundation is the Official Hawaii Governors Residence and a National Historic Landmark. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Weekly Public Tours now available

You are welcomed to Washington Place for a docent-led tour each Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Tours are confirmed no more than 30 days in advance due to the use of the home for the Governor's official events.  Large groups, schools, cultural groups, halau, and other groups over 12 are considered for alternate days or times for touring. 

Thursday public tours are started by checking in with the Sheriff's security at the front gates on Beretania Street shortly before 10:00.  You will then be met by a docent who will take you through the approximately 60 minute tour of the home.  We are proud to announce the opening of the second floor galleries highlighting the lives of the Queen, the Dominis family and the Governors in residence as well as the history of the home.  Special exhibits display personal items of the Queen and the Dominis family.

The tour is free of charge, but we encourage you to make a donation to the Foundation through this website to further the Queen's mission of culture, music and education; as well as the Foundation's work to refurbish and renovate the furnishings and interiors.  Mahalo for considering this cause.

Visit https://ags.hawaii.gov/washingtonplace/visitor-information/ to schedule a reservation online or call us at 808-586-0248. You MUST have a confirmed reservation in order to tour the home.   

A Washington Place Christmas

Washington Place Foundation together with the Governor and First Lady host A Washington Place Christmas on the third Friday of December, December 20, 2019.

Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place.

2018 showcased a choral performance by St. Andrew Priory Choir featuring traditional Christmas music with special songs honoring the first Christmas Open House at Washington Place in 1858.  Walk-through docent tours were again offered.  Guests were welcomed to enjoy the galleries and exhibits featuring the life of the Queen, the Dominis family, the home's history, and the lives of the Governors in residence. 

Reservations will be made through www.eventbrite.com starting December 1st. The event will be $10 per person. Adults may be required to present a photo I.D. to enter Washington Place grounds and bags may be subject to inspection.

Free parking will be available at the State Department of Health parking lot (Kinau Hale Building) off of Miller Street.

Ka Wiliwiliwai
 "The Lawn Sprinkler"

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Each year the Washington Place Foundations presents an evening gala as a fundraising event to continue their work of interior restoration, exhibits, and to further the Queen's mission that Washington Place is a place where the Hawaiian language and music would be preserved. 

On September 7, 2019 the Foundation will host an evening reminding you of another time in Hawaiʻi, giving their guests a chance to stroll the grounds while enjoying pupus and cocktails listening to Kimo Alama Keaulana and Lei Huli.  The Gala dinner created by award-winning chef Ed Kenney on the magnificent grounds of Washington Place will honor Queen Liliʻuokalani and her home. Enjoy dinner while listening to the musical talents of the Galliard String Quartet and then be enchanted by the Hawaii Youth Opera chorus under the direction of Nola Nahulu.

Queen Table $10,000.00
Consort Table $ 3,500.00
Ali’i Table $ 6,000.00
Individual Tickets $ 350.00

Reserve a table now by calling Washington Place Foundation at (808) 536-8040 or by e-mail at wpfcoordinator@gmail.com.