Washington Place Foundation

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


A Washington Place Christmas

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, will host A Washington Place Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place. There will also be a fashion show by Ballet Hawai‘i featuring costumes from its Royal Nutcracker production honoring the first Christmas Open House at Washington Place in 1858.

Reservations are required. Please call 586-0248 or reserve tickets online at www.washingtonplacefoundation.org by Wednesday, Dec. 8. 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.

Celebrate the 177th Birthday of Queen Liliʻuokalani on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gates open at 3:30 pm
Performance by Royal Hawaiian Band from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Gates close at 6:00 pm

The Royal Hawaiian Band returns to Washington Place to perform, honoring its mission to foster music, preserve Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians and enrich the lives of the people of Hawaiʻi.  Through the years, the Royal Hawaiian Band would perform at Washington Place to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.  This was often documented in the newspapers with a paragraph reading “The Royal Hawaiian Band (Bana Hawaiʻi) was there entertaining the audience while they all were visiting the queen, there were many old songs, songs which the queen took great delight I while she reigned and mele that were sung in the days of King Kalakaua”. (Kuokoa, 9/5/1913. P.2).

This public event honors Queen Liliʻuokalani’s vision for Washington Place, which is to preserve Hawaiian language and music for her people.

Reservations are required for this event.  Call 586-0248 or file out the tour submission form that can be found in the Contact section by Friday, August 28th.  A limited number of tours of Washington Place will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

All adult guests may be required to present a photo ID upon entance to Washington Place and may be subject to bag inspection.  Large bags will not be permitted on the grounds.  There will be limited seating.  Free Parking will be available at the State Department of Health parking lot (Kinau Hale Building) off of Miller Street after 4:00.


Saturday, September 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

With dinner created by award-winning chef Ed Kenney, and Hawaiian music and dance, this gentle evening will remind you of another time in Hawai`i Nei. You will enjoy the Royal Hawaiian Band, The Hawai`i Youth Opera chorus and Kawaiolaonapukanileo, including a very special performance of `Onipa`a, a song written by the Queen in 1864 that has never been recorded. Enjoy your dinner listening to the melodic tunes of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders and the performances of Halau I Ka Wekiu. Don’t miss this chance to revisit the days of music and ohana at Washington Place.

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.