Iolani Palace Feels Effects of Shutdown

Hawaii's historic Iolani Palace is looking to its residents for help, as tourism has crawled to a standstill during the COVID-19 shutdown.  According to a report by Pacific Business News, the financial outlook at Iolani Palace is grim. 

The report states the Palace is loosing approximately $7,700 per day that it's closed.  The upkeep on an older, historic structure of this magnitude takes a financial toll. 

Iolani Palace is open for visitors as it re-opened last Friday.

Officials are asking local residents to purchase a ticket for yourself or someone else, become a member, or to make a donation in this time of need.