Mānoa Heritage Center

Tours are by reservation only with a 4 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 4 guests (max).

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 event calendar (above) for available times and dates to reserve a tour.  Tours will be offered on Wednesday afternoons at 3 pm and Thursday mornings at 9 am. 

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

Admission through December 2020

  • Adult $20
  • Hawai‘i Resident (with ID) FREE
  • 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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A TOUR

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 Wednesday afternoons at 3 pm and Thursday mornings at 9 am. 

Tour Size

There is a 4 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.

For the safety of guests and staff we ask that you complete a mandatory health waiver within 24 hours prior to your tour.  We will also ask that all guests wear a mask and stay physically distanced throughout the 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. Please also bring a paper or cloth mask for all participants.