• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Guided Tours

muleride
Descend the 2,000 foot sea-cliffs riding on the back of a sure-footed Molokai mule. Contact Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, LLC for information about rates and reservations. The mule-ride operation is located on 'topside' Molokai off Highway 470. near Pala'au State Park and the Kalaupapa overlook. Mule rides on the Kalaupapa Trail can be arranged through Kalaupapa Rare Adventure, LLC, a National Park Service concession. For reservations call 800.567.7550 (toll free), or 808.567.6088 (local).

 
Damien Tours bus

Persons wishing to access the park must prearrange their visit with Damien Tours. Damien Tours, owned and operated by a Kalaupapa resident, offers tours of Kalaupapa and Kalawao daily, except Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day holidays. Call 808.567.6171 for tour reservations and information.

Did You Know?

St. Philomena Church

Father Damien and patient helpers enlarged St. Philomena Catholic Church, a tiny wooden structure built in 1872, by adding a nave in 1876. After the steeple collapsed in a wind storm, he began constructing the larger masonry and wood main nave in 1888, which is the church seen at Kalawao today.