'Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

The ‘Iolani Palace served as the royal residence for the kings and queens of the Kingdom of Hawaii, from King Kamehameha III (1845) to Queen Lili’uokalani (1893). After the overthrow in 1893, in which Queen Lili’uokalani was imprisoned in the palace, it became used as the capitol building for the various governments controlling Hawaii until 1969. It is located in downtown Honolulu, is currently a museum, and is one of two royal palaces on US soil.


Latitude: 21.306814594837
Longitude: -157.858727462560

Timeline of Events Associated with 'Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Event Manage
30 Jun 1887

Bayonet Constitution, Hawaii

On 30 June 1887, King Kalakaua of Hawaii signed a new constitution, under threat of violent revolution, seriously limiting the prerogatives of the Hawaiian Monarchy. The constitution was later referred to as the Bayonet Constitution.


Stephen Hancock, “On the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, 1893″