"Endless is the good that I have given you to enjoy."--Kamehameha I
How many places in America can you walk in the footsteps of a king? Where else has a stranded sailor risen up to become a great chief over an entire island? Where else can you experience the culminating event of a people, foretold from centuries past? And where else can you stand on a beach and watch as sharks pass over a submerged temple? Experience all this & much more only at Pu`ukohola Heiau!
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2013 Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Celebrate Hawaiian culture during the 41st Annual Ho`okuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival August 17-18, 2013.Read More
Hale o Kapuni Heiau is a submerged temple once dedicated to the shark gods. Today, you can often observe sharks in the murky waters of Pelekane Bay.Read More
A Place of Destiny
The completion of Pu`ukohola Heiau by Kamehameha in 1791 played a cruical role in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands.Read More
We offer a variety of programs for keiki (children). In addition to hands-on exhibits, we offer the popular Junior Ranger & Scout Ranger programs.Read More
Just for Teachers
Every year, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site provides curriculum-based educational programs for school groups of all ages and class sizes.Read More
Explore Our Island!
Volcanoes, petroglyphs, astronomical observatories...Hawai'i Island has it all! Here are some places you should visit when you are on the Island:Read More
Volunteer in YOUR Park!
Whether you wish to volunteer for an hour, a day, a week, or longer, there are opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer in YOUR Park!Read More
Did You Know?
Each week from January to March, volunteers from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Santuary come to Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site to watch the whales and to talk with Park visitors.