Bishop Museum

In the late 1800s, local businessman and philanthropist Charles Reed Bishop constructed this museum in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi, the last descendant of Hawai‘i’s royal Kamehameha family. Bishop’s goal was to safely house the artifacts and family heirlooms his wife had collected. Over time, the museum evolved into the state’s largest, and today millions of artifacts from Hawai‘i and other Pacific Islands are under its stewardship. The Hawaiian Hall, constructed by Bishop with volcanic stone and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recently reopened after a massive renovation. Its treasures include magnificent feather cloaks worn by the highest chiefs of Hawai‘i, a reconstructed thatched roof hale (house), icons of deities, fish hooks and one of the world’s largest collections of natural-history specimens.

1525 Bernice St., 808.847.3511, www.bishopmuseum.org