Cultural Resource Preservation

The revitalization of Hawaiian traditions is an ongoing effort to honor and preserve the unique identity and legacy of the Native Hawaiian people. It is a testament to the resilience and strength of the Hawaiian community and serves as an inspiration to other cultures around the world. Learn about how the national park is preserving this culture.

A park ranger outside with a group of children.
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language

Learn some simple Hawaiian greetings and phrases from the rangers at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Poster of 4 Rangers standing in a forest with super imposed text ʻIke Hana Noʻeau.
Experience the Skillful Work

A captivating new video series sharing authentic Hawaiian cultural practices that revitalizes Hawaiian culture and traditions.

A historic cistern used to collect water in a lava flow field.
Lime-mortar Masonry

Lime mortar masonry is a building technique that has been used for centuries. Learn how the park is preserving these archeological sites.

Stone wall with a wooden sign on a post
Pulu Factories

Once a thriving industry in Hawaiʻi, there were two pulu factories on Kīlauea

A traditional hawaiian house with a thatched roof

A storied portion of the Kīlauea summit, currently home to a traditional hale and a hula platform

Historic 1886 map of the Kīlauea caldera
Restoration of Indigenous Place Names

Place names can be more than just a place. These names can actually help to preserve a language and restore a culture.

A snow-capped volcano in a distance.
Pronunciation of Hawaiian Place Names

Learn more about how place names have historical or cultural significance, reflecting the stories, events, and people that shaped the area.

Last updated: March 24, 2023

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Hawaii National Park, HI 96718


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