Hear first-hand stories from those who survived the “day which will live in infamy” at Pearl Harbor. Visitors can see an airplane hanger that still shows scars from that Dec. 7 morning and look into the shallow harbor where the USS Arizona rests.
Washington Place is known as the private residence of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. This residence was at the center of pivotal events, including the overthrow of the kingdom that led to Hawaii becoming a U.S. territory.
Tour the former residence of the Hawaiian monarchs by visiting Iolani Palace. As the home of King Kalakaua and Queen Liluokalani, this landmark was also the location of Liliuokalani’s overthrow and imprisonment. It was restored to its original grandeur in the 1970s.
See a wide range of cultural, natural, and historical treasures at Bishop Museum. Established in 1889, this museum has helped preserve and share the history of Hawaii and the Pacific.
In addition to historical sites, there are a variety of statues found throughout the island that celebrate the heroes of Hawaii. Travelers should keep their eyes peeled for these sculptures as they explore Oahu.