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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

P.O. Box 129, Captain Cook, Hawaii 96726 USA

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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
    Restrooms

“The Place of Refuge”

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is located on the South Kona coast on the island of Hawaii. It contains about 420 acres of federal lands, including the coastal areas of two ahupua'a (land divisions), Honaunau and Keokea and the upland areas of the Ki'ilae ahupua'a. The Hawaiian concept of a sanctuary, Pu'uhonua, offering people a second chance at life is the primary story at this park. In the centuries before 1819, Hawaiian people caught in extraordinary circumstances, such as being on the losing side in war or breaking kapu (sacred law) could escape the death sentence if they could physically get to the pu'uhonua and receive absolution from the kahuna pule (priest). In addition to being the site of the pu'uhonua, the ahupua'a of Honaunau was the original seat of the chiefdom of Kona and the ancestral home of the Kamehameha dynasty.

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Reviewed by
chewiemoose

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great place to walk around! If the welcome center is open get a map so you can walk to the different numbered stations and read about the park! I recommend that you check their schedule for activities. They have a festival the last weekend of June that I highly recommend!!!

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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

P.O. Box 129
Captain Cook, Hawaii
96726 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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