• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula


    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Things To Do


Access to Kalaupapa National Historical Park is very restricted. Access to the park will be denied to anyone that has not made prior arrangements and obtained necessary authorization.

The National Park Service does not offer any regularly scheduled interpretive programs or activities because of the restricted nature of visitation to the park. Persons wishing to access the park must prearrange their visit with Damien Tours (808.567.6171). Tours of the park are offered through a commercial service, owned and operated by a Kalaupapa resident.

The Kalaupapa Overlook from topside Molokai at Pala'au State Park offers wayside interpretive exhibits for visitor learning. There are additional wayside exhibits located throughout the park.

WARNING: There are no medical or dining facilities at Kalaupapa. The 3.5 mile trail to the park is extremely steep and challenging with uneven surfaces. Only very physically fit persons should attempt the trail.

Did You Know?

Bishop Home

Kalaupapa became a National Historic Landmark (NHL) on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. As an NHL, the site is to receive special consideration in protecting its significant historic architecture and cultural landscape resources.