1890 Wedding Haleakala Crater
Wedding party in Haleakalā Crater, circa 1890

Image courtesy of the Bishop Museum


The area that Haleakalā National Park now encompasses has been a destination for many people since Polynesian's first arrived in the Hawaiian Islands more than a thousand years ago. Whether spiritual practitioners, subsistence farmers, cattle ranchers, the National Park Service, the U.S. military, or tourists past and present, all have left the indelible mark of their cultural beliefs and practices here at Haleakalā National Park.

black and white image of two double-hulled canoes sit in a bay
Early Hawaiians

Learn about the first voyagers to the Hawaiian islands.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Between 1934 and 1941 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated work camps at Haleakalā.

Military buildings on Red Hill.
Military History

The Military occupation of Haleakalā during WWII.

Image of Hosmer Grove Campground Shelter (1962)
Hosmer Grove Campground

History of Hosmer Grove Campground.

ranger leans over railing with an "aloha" sign behind them
Oral History

Meet a few past and present Haleakalā employees and uncover their long-lasting connection with the Park.

Headquarters visitor center with cars.

Timeline of Haleakalā National Park.


Last updated: January 21, 2022

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


808 572-4400

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