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

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i


Encompassing approximately 420 acres of lands, Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical is home to thousands of archaeological sites and features that span over 400 years in history. The following pages highlight some of the most significant areas of the park.

Hula dancers and cultural practioners infront of the Hale o Keawe.
NPS Photo

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.