• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

The Walls of Kalaupapa

A circular rock wall wall on the peninsula.
A circular rock wall wall on the peninsula.
NPS photo.
 
Likely this is an old ahupua'a wall.

Likely this is an old ahupua'a wall.

NPS photo.

The Kalaupapa Peninsula is full of rock walls.

The original people built some of these walls, including a nearly complete ahupua`a boundary wall.

 
A prehistoric ahupua'a boundary wall.

A prehistoric ahupua'a boundary wall.

NPS photo.

Other walls were built by residents of the Kalawao and Kalaupapa isolation settlements.

 
A neighborhood wall in Kalaupapa.

A neighborhood wall in Kalaupapa.

NPS photo.

Walls defined spaces, marked boundaries, and kept animals in or kept animals out.

 
One of the entrance walls at Bayview.

One of the entrance walls at Bishop Home for Girls.

NPS photo.

A rock entrance pillar within the settlement.
 
Entrance gate at Bayview.

Entrance gate at Bayview.

NPS photo.

Enjoy the A rock entrance pillar within the settlement.

Did You Know?

Brother Dutton with Patients

Brother Joseph Dutton went to Molokai in 1886 to assist Father Damien and worked among the patients for 44 years. He kept the world posted on Kalaupapa, so his address book contained over 4000 names and bags of mail delivered to him sometimes weighed as much as 50 pounds.