"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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Splash into Whale Season!
Whale season kick-off event December 20, 2013 (9:00am-Noon); Whale watches every Friday from December 27, 2013 to March 28, 2014 (9:00am-Noon).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
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
Hawaiian Cultural Festival (August 16-17, 2014)
Celebrate Hawaiian culture during the 42nd Annual Ho`okuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival August 16-17, 2014.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
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?
Many noteworthy explorers visited Pu'ukohola Heiau, including Captain Vancouver (Great Britain), Captain Kotzebue (Russia), and Captain Freycinet (France), all of whom wrote about their meetings with John Young. However, when Captain Cook visited the Island, Pu'ukohola Heiau had yet to be built. More...