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Ali'iolani Hale Tours

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Ali'iolani Hale
Located in downtown Honolulu, Ali'iolani Hale is the current home of the Hawaii Supreme Court, court administration offices, a law library, and the Judiciary History Center. Constructed in 1872, it was the first western-style building in Hawaii built by the Hawaiian monarchy.

Ali'iolani Hale was originally slated to be the Royal Palace, but ended up housing the Supreme Court and its legislative body. The building was the site of some of Hawaii’s pivotal historical moment, including the 1889 revolt by Robert Wilcox and over 100-armed insurgents. And, in 1893, the Committee of Public Safety overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy from here via a proclamation.

Over the years, Ali'iolani Hale has undergone renovations, and was spared demolition in 1937 when new renovation plans were approved. The bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and subsequent declaration of Martial Law put everything on hold, and Ali'iolani Hale became a center for military personnel. Once martial law was lifted, the building received a new wing and a second story several years later. During Ali'iolani Hale’s centennial celebration in 1972, it was bestowed the honor of being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center features exhibits along with multimedia presentations on Hawaii’s legal history. Admission to Ali'iolani Hale is free, and it’s open Monday through Friday 7:45am to 4:30pm.
Address: 417 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm
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Ali'iolani Hale hours of operation: Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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