Historic Washington Place
Across the street from the State Capitol on Beretania Street is Washington Place, former home to a dozen of Hawaii’s governors. Queen Liliuokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, also lived in this residence.
Captain John Dominis, a wealthy trader, built Washington Place. King Kamehemeha III later named Washington Place after the first President of the United States.
In an effort to return Washington Place to the people of Hawaii, a second structure was constructed with private funds in 2001. The Governor’s residence is a 5,000-square-foot home on the same plot of land as Washington Place. The original Washington Place is now a museum for visitors wishing to learn more about the history of the state.
For inquiries about a tour of Washington Place, please call 586-0248 or click on the appropriate link below.
Special Events - For guidelines for the use of Washington Place, click here. For inquiries about renting the Washington Place premises for a special event, please contact:
(808) 586-0790 Fax