Huakaʻi to Oʻahu Cemetery

JUNE 30, 2018  ||  9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON  ||  OʻAHU CEMETERY

Take a huakaʻi (excursion) to Oʻahu Cemetery with well-known cemetery historian Nanette Napoleon as she chronicles the extraordinary history of this cultural resource and the stories of Hawaiʻi’s notable residents and families in their final resting place.

The huakaʻi is offered to active members of the Daughters of Hawaiʻi and Calabash Cousins and their guests. Cost is $25 per person and includes a healthy box lunch.

Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

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Founded in 1844 by island residents, Oʻahu Cemetery rests on over 18 acres of lower Nuʻuanu Valley with over 25,000 burials and welcomes individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds.


To purchase your ticket, please call (808) 595-6291 or email info@daughtersofhawaii.org.

Payment may be made over the phone with a credit card or by check made payable to Daughters of Hawaiʻi and mailed to:

Daughters of Hawaiʻi
2913 Pali Highway
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96817

Proceeds generated from the huakaʻi support the professional development fund for Palace docents and help to cover excursion costs.




Formerly known as Nuʻuanu Cemetery, Oʻahu Cemetery is Hawaiʻi’s oldest public graveyard and home to a rich collection of 19th-century funerary art and sculpture.

  • Oʻahu Cemetery is located at 2162 Nuʻuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96817. Parking at the cemetery is free.
  • Please park and meet at the Cemetery Chapel by 8:45 am. The Chapel is located on the Ewa side of Nuʻuanu Avenue. See the cemetery map.
  • The tour is pau (finished) at 11:00 am and followed by box lunch and talk story with Nanette.
  • The excursion requires some walking and standing for periods of time.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen are recommended.
  • For more information about Oʻahu Cemetery prior to the tour, please visit the website at http://www.oahucemetery.org/about-us.

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