Kenso Seki's Home

Two buildings, one blue and one red stand next to each other surrounded by a lawn.
The home to Kenso Seki, and infamous resident of Kalaupapa.

NPS / Hannah Schwalbe

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

Built in 1931, this building was the home to Kenso Seki, an infamous resident of Kalaupapa. Kenso Seki was a well-known patient, inventor, craftsman, and world traveler. He came to Kalaupapa at the age of 18 and spent 70 years of his life here. His house is typical of a 1930s residential cottage used by healthier adult patients. If you are Take note of Kenso’s car next to the garage. It was running up until the time of his death in 1998. 

If you have time, enter the house and read the exhibits on the wall to learn more about Kenso's vibrant life.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Last updated: November 3, 2022