• The Sacred Hale o Keawe Heiau Protects the Pu'uhonua

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i


The library houses an extensive collection of books and videos about the natural and cultural history of the island of Hawaii. In addition, several oral histories of descendants from the surrounding area have been documented. Although the facility is open to the public, appointments may need to be made to view specific items. The library is generally open Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact the park to visit the library by calling (808) 328-2326.


Did You Know?

Ki'i standing guard over at the entrance to the Pu'uhonua

Did you know that Kamehameha I died in 1819? Soon after his death, the kapu system and old religions of Hawai'i were discontinued. The sanctuary at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau is the only preserved refuge site that you can visit today.