A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods

Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle. No physical harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the Pu'uhonua. Read More

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Virtually Visit the Park from Anywhere!

Take a virtual tour of Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau NHP. Learn about history and culture while experiencing 360-degree views of the park.

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Stories in Stones

Watch a video to learn more about Uhauhumu Pōhaku (Hawaiian Dry-set Masonry) and how stone structures are preserved in the park.

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Passport Stamps Are Now Online!

For safety, we are encouraging all visitors to print their Passport Cancellation Stamps after their in-person or virtual visit.

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Be a Junior Ranger!

Be a Junior Ranger! All booklets are online and can be completed via virtual tour or in person visit.

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Special & Commercial Use Permits

Find more information about getting a permit for a special event in the park or commercial tours and filming.

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Learn More About History & Culture!

Learn more about the cultural and natural history of Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

Last updated: May 26, 2020

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Hōnaunau, HI 96726


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