• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

A Few Panoramic Scenes Around Kalaupapa

The Molokai Light
The Molokai Light
NPS photo.
 

What's it like here? One way to see for yourself is to stand in one place and slowly turn around, taking in all of the view. These images can do that for you. Click the image or the text link to experience these places.

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St. Philomena church interior.

St. Philomena church interior.

NPS photo.

St. Philomena Church Interior

Take a look at the interior of the restored St. Philomena Catholic Church where the people of Kalawao worshipped. Father Damien was the priest here for 17 years.

 
Kauhako Crater summit.

Kauhako Crater summit.

NPS photo.

Kauhako Crater

Near the top of Kauhako Crater are several graves, thought to be associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the turn of the century. There also stands a large cross erected by the Lions Club. The view is stunning, with the community of Kalaupapa below, the cliffs behind and the Pacific Ocean surrounding the peninsula.

 
Molokai light

Molokai light.

NPS photo

Molokai Lighthouse

The land near Kahiu Point is flat and windy. Lantana, an introduced plant, grows low in the constant ocean wind. Walls built by the Hawaiians are here and stretch back towards the cliffs in the distance. Though near the airport, there is a strong sense of isolation. View panorama from near the lighthouse.

 

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Did You Know?

Bishop Home

Kalaupapa became a National Historic Landmark (NHL) on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. As an NHL, the site is to receive special consideration in protecting its significant historic architecture and cultural landscape resources.