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 through our online store or pick it up during your visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm’s gift shop.