Kawaihae in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Welcome to Pu置kohola Heiau, one of the most famous heiau (temples) in the Hawaiian Islands. This heiau is an integral component of the traditional Hawaiian social, political, and religious systems, and a significant place in the history of King Kamehameha I, who brought the Hawaiian Islands together under one rule.
Pu置kohola Heiau is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service and held in stewardship for the common benefit for Hawaiian people, for people of the United States, and for the world. Stories about Pu置kolola are found in oral traditions and in written records, providing us with the resources to paint a picture of life and events at Pu置kohola during the time of Kamehameha I. However, opinions vary greatly on interpretation of these historical events, and the viewpoint expressed here is just one of many.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 20° 1.53′ N, 155° 49.296′ W. Marker is in Kawaihae, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Kawaihae Road (SR270). Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Kamuela HI 96743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Pu'ukohlā Heiau (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mailekini Heiau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pu'ukohola Heiau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hale o Kapuni Heiau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pelekane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Henry C. Drewes (approx. 2.4 miles away); Puakō Petroglyph Archaeological District (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ancient Foot Trail (approx. 8 miles away).
Also see . . . Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (Submitted on February 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.