The buildings of Kalaupapa help tell the stories of the people that lived here. The National Park Service preserves and restores many of these buildings so future generations may learn from them. Learn more about the buildings and how they are being maintained.
Kalaupapa's museum collection began in 1987 and now contains over 270,000 objects. Learn more about the Museum Collection and its housing facility here.
CemeteriesAs the final resting place for thousands of people, the numerous cemeteries in Kalaupapa chronicle the lives of those people who lived in the settlement and experienced both joy and suffering. Learn more about the different cemeteries of Kalaupapa and what the National Park Service is doing to preserve them.
Architecture of Kalawao/Kalaupapa
The original Hansen's disease settlement at Kalawao is almost all but gone, but a few structures still remain. through these historic structures. Learn more about the early Hansen's disease settlement
Cultural LandscapesKalaupapa National Historical Park is comprised of two cultural landscapes—the Kalaupapa and Kalawao Settlements and the Moloka'i Light Station. Learn more about the park's cultural landscapes here.
Archaeology of Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa peninsula is rich with archaeological resources, some dating back more than 1,000 years. Learn more about the archaeological sites and what they teach us about the past.
Did You Know?
About 230,000 years ago a small shield volcano named Pu'u 'Uao formed the flat Kalaupapa peninsula. The rim of the volcano remnant rises 450 feet forming Kauhako Crater with a crater lake at the bottom more than 800 feet deep.