Come visit Mauna ‘Ala, be inspired, engaged and englightened

If you are planning an event, educational activity or group ho‘okupu offering at Mauna ‘Ala, please complete a Special Use Permit Application with the following:

  • Date & time of visit
  • Number of participants
  • Planned activity for the visit
  • Your contact information with signature & date

Due to the extensive DLNR Special Use Permit approval process, your application request should be submitted to Kahu Kai Maioho at least eight weeks prior to your planned visit.

History of Mauna ‘Ala

Mauna ‘Ala, The Royal Mausoleum, is the final resting place for most of Hawai‘i’s Ali‘i. To learn more about this special wahi pana prior to your visit, please tour our virtual huaka‘i of the Mausoleum grounds: View Link

Etiquette When Visiting Mauna ‘Ala

Though different visitors may follow a slightly different protocol, there are three very distinct practices to remember when visiting Mauna ‘Ala. Please view our virtual huaka‘i and select “Visiting” from the Menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Kahu Kai Maioho at (808) 587-2590.

Ali‘i Birthday Celebration Dates at Mauna ‘Ala

January
2: Queen Emma’s Birthday
25: Charles Reed Bishop’s Birthday

February
9: Kamehameha IV’s Birthday

March
17: Queen Ka‘ahumanu’s Birthday
26: Prince Kūhiō’s Birthday

June
11: King Kamehameha Day Celebration

September
2: Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Birthday

October
16: Princess Ka‘iulani’s Birthday

November
16: King Kalākaua’s Birthday

December
19: Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s Birthday
31: Queen Kapi‘olani’s Birthday

Ali‘i Trusts, Hawaiian Civic Clubs and Royal Societies typically schedule the Chapel on or around these dates.