Tours are by reservation only with a minimum of 2 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 one week in advance to guarantee tour.
Schools Out Summer Special – Join us for 8:30 am Adult tours!
With students on summer break, visit Mānoa Heritage Center at 8:30 am instead of in the afternoon. Join us on June 28, July 19 and August 30 in the morning to beat the summer heat. To register, click below to book your tour and select the appropriate date. Tours are by reservation only with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12. For groups with less than 12, additional guests may be added to your tour.
We hope you have a wonderful tour and look forward to seeing you soon!
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
Docent-led guided tours of the gardens and heiau are by reservation only and offered Monday-Friday, 1-4pm.
A minimum of 2 people for a docent-led tour. Additional guests may be added to your tour.
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.
Limited parking is available on-site in marked stalls. Please carpool and contact us if your group will exceed 4 cars.
The path is rocky with limited hand-rail support. Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.