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?
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.