Kalaupapa National Historical Park
A small peninsula on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Kalaupapa is an incredible example of how the meaning of a place can change over time. Once a quarantine site for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy), the park is now a gathering point for those affected by the disease, and visitors who want to see and learn. Kalaupapa is a refuge for those who’ve survived the disease and the isolation of life apart, as well as a safe, stunning, and evocative landmark and cultural touchstone.
There are several tours and other resources that can help you plan your trip and make your visit a success.
Mule Ride on Kalaupapa Trail
Preparing for your Visit
Tours operate at Kalaupapa National Historical Park Monday through Saturday year round (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).
The museum store is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Out of respect for the patients who still reside in the park, the number of visitors allowed to tour Kalaupapa is limited to 100 people per day, and visitors must be at last 16 years of age. Visits can be booked with Damien Tours (808-567-6171). All visitors must be part of a tour group in order to enter the park.
Please be informed that independent exploration is not allowed.
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