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Washington Place Foundation

For more than 160 years, Washington Place has remained at the center of social and political life in the Hawaiian Islands and since 1922, has served as official residence for the Governor of Hawaii.  In 1999, the Washington Place Foundation was founded with a key mission of encouraging interest in and providing support for the preservation of Washington Place, recognizing that this place and its residents have played a significant role in shaping the history of Hawaii.  Washington Place was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007.

Washington Place is now a museum where visitors can learn about the history of Hawaii. Public tours are available when reservations are made 48 hours in advance. The tour typically takes 30 to 45 minutes and the maximum tour size is 12 people.