Mānoa Heritage Center

Tours are by reservation only with an 10 person maximum capacity for each time slot. Thank you for your understanding.

With aloha and safety as our top priorities, we are happy to welcome back the community by offering tours of our gardens for up to 10 guests (max).

Tours include a pleasant 60-90 minute outdoor guided walk through gardens of Native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants; broad views of Mānoa Valley; a close look at Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau, (an ancient Hawaiian sacred agricultural temple) as well as the history of Kūaliʻi, the Cooke family home, now part of Mānoa Heritage Center. 

Please browse our event calendar (above) for available times and dates to reserve a tour.  Tours will be offered on selected weekday afternoons and one Saturday a month 

*Japanese language tours are available by request with advance notice.  Please email contact@manoaheritagecenter.org or call (808) 988-1287.

日本語によるパブリックツアーをご希望の方は、事前にご予約いただければ、日本語ガイドをご用意する事が出来ます。下記のEメールアドレスcontact@manoaheritagecenter.org、あるいは、電話番号(808) 988-1287にて、ご予約を受け承っております。


  • Adult $20
  • Hawai‘i Resident (with ID) $10
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Members (with ID) $10
  • Arrive by bicycle for 50% off admission rate
  • Hawai‘i Educators (with ID) and Students under 18 FREE


Tour Description

We hope you have a wonderful tour and look forward to seeing you soon!


Includes topics such as the natural history of Mānoa Valley, Native Hawaiian cultural practices, origins of plants, and the interpretation of Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau

Tour Type

Docent-led guided tours of the gardens and heiau are by reservation only and offered on selected weekday afternoons and one Saturday morning a month.   

Tour Size

There is an 10 person maximum capacity for each time slot.

Tour Length

Guided tour lasts between 60-90 minutes. Kindly check-in no more than 5 minutes before tour.


Limited parking is available on-site. Please carpool and contact us if your group will exceed 4 cars.

Outdoor Tour

The path is rocky with limited hand-rail support. Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. Please also bring a paper or cloth mask for all participants.