Welcome to Kalaupapa National Historical Park!
The park was established in 1980 to preserve the memories and experiences of the people forcibly sent here. The park's mission is to provide a well-maintained community that ensures the present patient-residents of the Kalaupapa Settlement may live out their lives peacefully and comfortably. The park also supports education concerning Hansen's disease (leprosy), a disease shrouded in fear and ignorance for many centuries.
Hawai'i State law requires all individuals to secure a permit prior to entering Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Visitor permits can be secured through one of two guided tour companies.
Alerts, closures, restrictions, and hazards.
Directions and Transportation
How to get to Kalaupapa
Visiting, permits, general info, and more!
There are significant safety risks when visiting Kalaupapa and no medical facilities. Learn more before your visit.
Things to Do
Make the most of your visit.
Persons wishing to visit Kalaupapa must book a guided tour.
Moloka'i has many fantastic public lands to visit as do the other Hawaiian Islands.
Operating Hours & Seasons
While the park is never closed, visitation is strictly restricted to guided tours.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most common questions about the park and its history.
Last updated: September 29, 2022