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. Contact through this website or at 808-586-0248 is required for reservations.
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.
A Washington Place Christmas
Washington Place Foundation together with the Governor and First Lady host A Washington Place Christmas on the second Friday of December.
Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place.
2017 showcased a choral performance by St. Andrew Cathedral 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. With the re-opening of the second floor, guests in 2017 were welcomed to enjoy the new galleries and exhibits featuring the life of the Queen and the Dominis family, the home's history, and the lives of the Governors in residence. These exhibits are also now included in the Thursday public tours
Reservations are required. Your calls are taken starting December 1st at 586-0248. 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.