Ever wondered where Hawaii's royal families are buried? The Royal Mausoleum (view panorama) is the final resting place of King Kamehameha II through King Kamehameha V, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. Known as Mauna ‘Ala (Fragrant Hills) in the Hawaiian language, the Royal Mausoleum is a peaceful place surrounded by a grassy area, palms and a black fence with golden accents and the royal seal of the Kingdom of Hawaii at the entrance gate.
The land on which the Mausoleum stands is sovereign Hawaiian land. The Hawaiian flag can officially fly alone here without the American flag. The only other two sovereign places in Hawaii are Iolani Palace and Pu'ukohola Heiau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Royal Mausoleum Overview
Sacred burial place of Hawaiian royalty
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Hours: Monday through Friday from
Closed on weekends and holidays, except Memorial Day
Picnicking is not allowed on the Royal Mausoleum grounds