Mānoa Heritage Center

Tours are by reservation only with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 20. For groups with less than 20, additional guests may be added to your tour.

Tours include a pleasant 60-90 minute outdoor guided walk through a garden 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 private Cooke family residence, which will one day be open to the public as a historic house museum.

Please browse our calendar for available times and dates to reserve a tour.  Request dates at least two weeks in advance to guarantee tour.

Admission

  • 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

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Tour Description

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

Themes

Include 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 Monday-Friday, 1-4pm.

Tour Size

A minimum of 4 people for a docent-led tour. Additional guests may be added to your tour.

Tour Length

Guided tour lasts between 60-90 minutes. Please allot more time to explore the lower campus, if desired. Kindly check-in 10 minutes before tour.

Parking

Limited parking is available on-site in marked stalls. 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.