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Coordinates: 21°21′02.7″N 157°48′52.07″W / 21.350750°N 157.8144639°W / 21.350750; -157.8144639

The ruined remains of Kaniakapupu
Nearest city Nuʻuanu, Hawaii
Built 1845
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 15, 1986

Kaniakapupu ("the singing of the land shells") is the now dilapidated summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama on Oahu in Hawaii.[2]


The palace was completed in 1842 and was a place for entertaining foreign celebrities, chiefs, and commoners.

On Hawaiian Restoration Day in 1847, a luau attended by an estimated ten thousand people gathered at the palace.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu, A Native Place: Kaniakapupu