Near Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges
The Volcano House has hosted a cadre of world dignitaries since its first opening in 1846.
Even before the construction of the 1891 Volcano House, three more privative lodges, if you could call them that, existed the 1846, 1866, and 1877 hotels. Lured by the volcanic forces of Pelehonuamea, a great number of visitors gathered here, captivated by her dynamic nature. Queen Lili'uakalani, Princess Kapiolani, Mark Twain, Isabella Bird, Louis Pateur, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were among the many that reveled in the beauty of Kilauea from this historic hotel.
The 1891 Volcano House (as seen in this historic postcard) was rebuilt in 1941 after it burnt to the ground. Designed to look and feel like its predecessor, the new Volcano House offers spectacular views of Kilauea along with a relaxed
Erected by National Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 19° 25.724′ N, 155° 15.483′ W. Marker is near Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Crater Rim Drive near Mamalahoa Highway (Hawaii Route 11), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano HI 96785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 'Ōhi'a Wing will soon be home to the park's collection of artwork and artifacts (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilauea (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" (about 400 feet away); Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mauna Loa (approx. 2.1 miles away); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mauna Ulu (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 6. submitted on December 6, 2017.