Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Kalaupapa National Historical Park!
Kalaupapa National Historical Park is dedicated to preserving the memories and experiences of the people forcibly sent here so that valuable lessons may be learned. The park is now more than thirty years old, having been established December 22, 1980. 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 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 Damien Tours LLC at 808-567-6171 or 808-221-2153 or at www.damientoursllc.com Persons that do not prearrange their visit to the park with Damien Tours LLC will be denied access to the park.
In addition to the strictly limited access to Kalaupapa National Historical Park, please be aware of several critical pieces of information before planning your visit.
For additional information about planning your visit, refer to our Basic Information page.