Historic Kailua Village Walking Tour

Once a small Hawaiian fishing village, Kailua grew to become the political, social, and commercial center of Kona in the 19th century. When King Kamehameha I chose Kailua to be his final home, Kailua became the capital of Hawai`i for many years. Historic structures such as Hulihe`e Palace, Moku`aikaua Church, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church indicate Kailua’s importance as a favorite royal residence and center for early missionary activity. Learn more about Kailua’s colorful history by joining the Kona Historical Society’s award-winning Historic Kailua Village Walking Tour. The 90-minute guided stroll includes a 24-page booklet with over 40 archival photographs of Kailua Village. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance and are available to groups/school groups of 10 or more. To make reservations or for more information call (808)938-8825 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Are you a group of less than 10 people but would like to learn a little more about the history of Kailua Village on your own?  You can order our Kailua Village Walking Map book at our online store or get a downloadable version right now.