• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula


    National Historical Park Hawai'i



One of the favorite pastimes at Kalaupapa is to gather at the General Store and talk story! Many imaginative and colorful stories about Kalaupapa have been passed down through the years, both orally and written. The new NPS Curatorial Storage Builidng was completed in 2005 and provides protection and climate-controlled storage for the multitude of archival records and oral histories gathered throughout Kalaupapa's history for future generation access.

choir w/father damien
Choir with Father Damien
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Did You Know?

Aerial Map of Peniinsula

The Hawaiian place name, Kalaupapa, translates into "flat leaf" which is what the peninsula appears as off the north pali coast of the island of Moloka'i.