Hawaii State Archives: Historical Records

exhibit archives

Established by statute in 1905, the Archives first opened its doors to the public in 1906. Hawai‘i State Archives collects, preserves and makes available to the public Hawai‘i government records of permanent value. These government records date from the monarchy to the current legislative session, and include private collections of individuals and organizations, photographs, maps, artifacts, and library collections specializing in Hawaiian history, culture and Pacific voyages.


map of archives building


Limited metered parking is available on `Iolani Palace Grounds and side streets. City bus service is available within one block of the Archives.