Enduring Spirit, Sacred Ground

When Hansen's disease (leprosy) was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha V banished all afflicted to the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. 

Since 1866, more than 8000 people, mostly Hawaiians, have died at Kalaupapa. Once a prison, Kalaupapa is now refuge for the few remaining residents who are now cured, but were forced to live their lives in isolation.

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Every Kid in a Park

Find out how Kalaupapa National Historical Park is participating in the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

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Volunteer

Learn about volunteering at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

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The Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Kalaupapa NHP is now available for review and comment.

Draft General Management Plan Available For Review

The Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Kalaupapa NHP is now available for review and comment.

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Pacific Historic Parks

Pacific Historic Parks

Visit the web page of Pacific Historic Parks, a non-profit park partner with Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

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News

Find out the latest happenings at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

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