A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods

Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death.  Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge.  The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle.  No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge.

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Cultural Demonstrator Charlie

Cultural Demonstrator in the Park

Witness the traditional craft skills of ancient Hawaii from the Park's cultural demonstrator or listen to him as he tells unforgettable stories.

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Step into History

Step into History

Take a glimpse into the three National Historical Parks and the National Historic Trail on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Ki'i (Images of Gods) Guarding the Sacred Hale o Keawe Heiau

Audio Tour

Listen to the Audio Walking Tour of the Park with a cell phone. Dial (808) 217-9279 and start your fascinating audio walking tour of the Park.

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Hawaii Pacific Parks Association

Hawaii Pacific Parks Association

Visit the Non-Profit Cooperating Association Online Store and Help Support the Many Educational, Cultural, and Scientifc Programs Supported by HPPA..

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Royal Grounds at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau

Proposed 2015 Fee Increases

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is seeking public input on proposed entrance fee changes.....

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2015 Annual Cultural Festival

54th Annual Cultural Festival

On June 27th and 28th, 2015, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival!

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