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Hawaii State Capitol Tours

Hawaii State Capitol
Hawaii’s Capitol building doesn’t have the grand golden domes of capitols in other U.S. states, instead its exterior is blocky and reminiscent of the 1960s postmodern era in which it was built. But, like other capitols, its features are rife with symbolism. Inside, the central courtyard opens to the sky via narrowing layers set to mimic the interior of the volcano; the two Legislative chambers also feature unique sloped walls to achieve a similar effect. The eight supporting pillars on the front and back of the building narrow toward the top to evoke the trunks of royal palm trees, there is one for each of the main Hawaiian Islands. A raised moat reflecting pool surrounds the building and is said to symbolize the Pacific surrounding the Islands. Visitors can wander through the courtyard and grounds, which has an appropriately blocky statue of Father Damien—a sainted priest who treated Hansen’s disease patients on a remote Molokai peninsula in the late 1800s before succumbing to the disease himself—an exact duplicate represents the state in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

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The Hawaii Capitol Building is located at 415 S. Beretania Street in downtown Honolulu. Public tours are available by appointment on weekdays only. The building is open between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a self-guided tour brochure is available from the fourth floor; follow the signs.
Address: 415 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96813, USA
Hours: Open Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm
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Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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The line to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor starts forming at the crack of dawn and, due to high demand, there are often more people in line than tickets available. However, you can skip the line and hassle by booking this private guided tour. After visiting the memorial, accompanied by your guide, your excursion continues with a tour of downtown Honolulu, visiting such attractions as Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00

Oahu Tour: Pearl Harbor, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

Oahu Tour: Pearl Harbor, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

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With its mix of historic sightseeing, local culture, and Hawaii's natural beauty, this Oahu Tour is perfect for travelers that want to see more of this island paradise in just one day. As you cruise the scenic North Shore of Oahu, you can enjoy must-see sights, like the USS Arizona Memorial, Dole Plantation, historic Haleiwa Town, and Sunset Beach Park. With a guide, easy transportation, and even a barbecue lunch included, this tour is perfect for experiencing Oahu's top sights.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.23
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$139.23
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Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

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Combine visits to downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the USS Arizona during a half-day tour departing from Waikiki or Kahala. In a climate-controlled tour vehicle, travel between the area's disbursed landmarks, spending time listening to your guide's informative commentary at each. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki and Kahala hotels provided.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Hawaiian History Tour

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Hawaiian History Tour

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Avoid crowds and the long lines to enter one of O'ahu's most-visited landmarks. This small-group tour (maximum 15 people) takes you to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. While visiting the somber sites you will learn all about the events of that infamous day. On the way back, you'll stop at sites important to the history of Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Historical Honolulu & Chinatown Segway Tour

Historical Honolulu & Chinatown Segway Tour

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Your two-wheeled tour guide to the History of Honolulu! After learning the basics of operating our fun-to-use Segways, follow our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides to explore the Historical Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu! After departing the Waikiki Segway office, enjoy panoramic ocean and beach views along the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon, Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park. Continuing on our way to Chinatown, we make our first rest stop at the Aloha Tower. Cruise along the vibrant and artistic streets of Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu as our guide shares some local history of the area. The tour continues to the Hawaii State Capitol Building, Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha Statue and the Hawaiian Mission Houses for plenty of amazing photo and learning opportunities!
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  • 3 hours 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00

Day at Pearl Harbor: Beyond The Call to Duty

Day at Pearl Harbor: Beyond The Call to Duty

 Join us in discovering Oahu’s #1 most popular public attraction; be sure not to miss any of the historic sites, features and attractions. Explore a full day at the Pacific Historic Park that includes the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, USS Battleship Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Then take a drive through Punchbowl and historic downtown Honolulu. This is the hassle free way of having guaranteed reserved movie and shuttle tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial.  Skip the lines to get tickets for the Bowfin Submarine, Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri Battleship.  Includes a Special Lunch at Pearl Harbor.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.89
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$208.89

Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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While in port in Oahu, soak up the island’s rich history and culture on this tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Begin your excursion downtown, where you’ll visit the King Kamehameha Statue, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, and the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on American soil. Then take the navy launch to see the USS Arizona Memorial, a significant tribute to the many lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your pier or the airport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.75
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$77.75

Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour

Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour

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Combine visits to three of Oahu's important landmarks, each honoring significant events in American history: the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Battleship Missouri, and the USS Arizona Memorial. Skip-the-line access, lunch and a 35-minute guided tour of the Battleship Missouri are included. This 9.5-hour tour includes transportation in between the three sites, in addition to a tour of downtown Honolulu. 
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.00
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$127.00

Private Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

Private Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

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Explore Honolulu on a half-day bike tour that provides an insider's look at the vibrant city's history, beaches, and sights. See street art in Kaka'ako park, taste fresh Hawaiian fruits in Chinatown, go up the Aloha Tower for the views, and discover the monuments around the Hawaii State Capitol, including the royal Iolani Palace. Your informative guide provides a bike and helmet, fascinating commentary throughout the leisurely tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Private Custom Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 5 Hours

Private Custom Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 5 Hours

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Don't miss Hawaii's #1 attraction at your own convenience! This private tour will provide full Pearl Harbor experience at the Arizona Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with reserved ticket plus historical sites including visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery and Downtown Honolulu. Our professional driver guide will escort you to places of your interest at your own pace. • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver ensuring personal service • Informative, friendly and professional guide trained to the highest standard • Round-trip transportation from your location of choice • Skip the line to the USS Arizona Memorial • Price is all inclusive per vehicle for the duration of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,041.00
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$1,041.00
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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour

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Discover Oahu’s top attractions on a 5-hour guided tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Led by a local guide, you’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial and learn the history behind the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Then, head through downtown to see the King Kamehameha Statue, the State Capitol and the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on American soil. Transported by air-conditioned coach, you’ll experience the best of the island on this comprehensive adventure.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.10
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$62.10

Stars and Stripes Tour

Stars and Stripes Tour

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Combine visits to three of Oahu's important landmarks, each honoring significant events in American history: the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Battleship Missouri, and the USS Arizona Memorial. This 8-hour tour allows you to see all three sites, with transportation in between, in addition to a tour of downtown Honolulu. Pickup and drop-off at selected hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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$107.00

Historical Downtown Honolulu Running Tour

Historical Downtown Honolulu Running Tour

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Get your heart pumping with a 1.5-hour running tour through downtown Honolulu. Follow your local fitness enthusiast guide past the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. Stride through the downtown Financial District as well as the quickly changing Kakaako neighborhood. Learn about the diverse city's culture and history while you run a loop of approximately 4.5-5 miles (7-8km) over mostly flat terrain.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.08
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$45.08

Honolulu Self-Guided Audio Tour

Honolulu Self-Guided Audio Tour

If you want to learn more about Honolulu but are not a fan of guided tours, go on a self-guided tour and explore the city at your own pace. Dowload this fascinating audio tour and embark on a historic walk as you learn about the city's history and see sights such as the King Kamehameha statue and Iolani Palace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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$15.29
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Honolulu Scavenger Hunt: Royal Views Of Honolulu

Honolulu Scavenger Hunt: Royal Views Of Honolulu

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Full-Day Tour Historical Sites of Hawaii with Pick Up

Full-Day Tour Historical Sites of Hawaii with Pick Up

This tour will take you to the historical sites of Hawaii. Come with us and learn the history of Hawaii and see the Iconic places around the Island.
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  • 7 hours
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$119.00
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$119.00

2 Tours 1 Price - Pearl Harbor & Circle Island Tour

2 Tours 1 Price - Pearl Harbor & Circle Island Tour

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2 tours 1 price - Pearl Harbor Tour & Circle Island Tour. Save 10% with this bundle! Two tours on seperate days! Small Group Tours (max 14 guests) Take your time and explore Pearl Harbor on one day and the beautiful island of Oahu on another. Pearl Harbor: We here at DanielsHawaii think rushing through the museums at Pearl Harbor does not do it justice. The Pearl Harbor museums are worth spending time at. We recommend to purchase the Audio Guide on site to make your Pearl Harbor Visit whole. Circle Island: Set up your Circle Island tour on a different day. The 6-7 hour Semi Private Small Group Tour is perfect to explore the most popular and most beautiful spots on Oahu. Enough time to take pictures, relax and enjoy the paradise our guides call home. We are happy to share stories, facts and ALOHA with you. Please contact us to set up the dates for your tours with us. We are looking forward to showing you the beautiful island of Oahu.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.00
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$124.00
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Honolulu Downtown Walking Tour

Honolulu Downtown Walking Tour

Welcome to Hawaii’s ONLY free tour created by and operated by locals! On this guided walking tour, you will learn about the history of Hawaii and see some of the 50th State’s renowned landmarks. Meet us at the King Kamehameha Statue in Downtown Honolulu and embark on a journey with one of our friendly, informative local tour guides. You will leave the tour with a better understanding of the true spirit of aloha rooted in Hawaiian history and orally passed down through generations from the ancient tribal Hawaiian times to the sugar plantation period to its current status as the world-renowned paradise destination on everyone’s bucket list!
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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$5.00

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Hawaii State Capitol hours of operation?
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Hawaii State Capitol hours of operation: Open Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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