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Historic Site

Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

116 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Jesse
Jesse
October 06, 2019
Get a glimpse into pre-contact Hawaii. A beautiful setting where you can leave the modern world behind and imagine a time when Native Hawaiians lived untouched by the modern world. It is an old “sanctuary” where people could come to be spared from punishment. The bay nearby is home to turtles and a…
Jim And Mercy
Jim And Mercy
September 30, 2019
It is important to learn, and here learning is possible. There is an amazing story behind this site the buildings, the ponds and the people that lived here.
Michael
Michael
August 19, 2019
This US National Park is worth a visit with its preserved history as a 'place of refuge' for Hawaiians who broke an ancient law. This is kid friendly. You'll get some great views and interesting history.
Brad
Brad
August 17, 2019
Excellent, must see!
Greg & Diane
Greg & Diane
August 15, 2019
In old Hawai'i, if you had broken a law, the penalty was death. Perhaps you had entered into an area that was reserved for only the chiefs, or had eaten forbidden foods. Laws, or kapu, governed every aspect of Hawaiian society. The penalty for breaking these laws was certain death. Your only option…

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Location
State Highway 160
HI, 96726
Phone+1 808-328-2326
Websitenps.gov
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 7:00 AM