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The oldest church in Honolulu served as the royal chapel for 20 years.
957 Punchbowl St., Downtown Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-522-1333
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This state church took 6 years to construct using local Hawaiian labour to dig the foundations to bedrock and supply the slabs of coral rock. These slabs were hand chiselled from depths of 10-20ft and taken to shore. While i admire the church some of...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Happy to have gone here especially as we were in the area visiting other sites close by. Happy to have seen this lovely church

Thank Geoff Y
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Take a short break from your hurried tourist pace and come visit here. Sit in a pew and feel the prayers of the saints that have worshipped here for 175 years. Try to attend the service in Hawaiian and English at 9am Sunday am. The...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We attended the 9:00 AM Sunday Worship Service on the First Sunday of Advent, December 2017. It was lovely and decorated beautifully for Christmas. As guests, we were made to feel welcome and we were presented leis at the beginning of the service. Communion is...More

Thank Jazzdat
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Built in 1842 it is a historic building with a significant number of missionary graves located in the garden at the rear of the building. Fortunately there was a sign at the main entrance suggesting to use the side entrance otherwise we may have disrupted...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I really enjoy visiting old churches. This particular church building, though not very large, is one of those old and remarkable churches. We were just able to peak through the side door to view the interior because there were wedding preparations going on.. I can...More

Thank DWbiker
Reviewed 22 August 2017

One day after a long time walking in downtown ,I stopped in this church . Somebody was playing organ ,was very beautiful and relaxing . Atmosphere was very spritual . There was a fountain in the yard and a tomb that a very popular Hawaiian...More

Thank kokab u
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Kawaiaha'o church was built in 1842 and in the design of New England. Also known is that on this same site missionaries used to preach from thatched huts before the church was built. Services here on Sunday are conducted in both English and Hawaiian.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you are interested in History of Hawaii and particular Christian History of Hawaii this church is a must visit. The church represents the transition of Hawaii from the ancient Hawaiian traditions to the western "new Hawaii". Many of the Alii (the Kings and Queens)...More

1  Thank Mkaai
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Whilst the Hawai'ians found much to admire amongst the missionaries and their novel skills, the land they were allocated in the 1820s had few people living there. Perhaps calling it a "swamp" is a bit strong, but the fact is that owing to the water...More

Thank Grant M
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