Daughter of Hawai‘i

Membership Application

The Daughters of Hawai‘i was founded in 1903 by seven progressive women ahead of their time. Born in Hawai‘i, they were citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom before annexation, and foresaw the inevitable loss of much of the Hawaiian culture. They were one of the first organizations in Hawai‘i to recognize the importance of historic preservation. Since the early 1900s the Daughters have been distinguished for preserving Hānaiakamalama in Nu‘uanu, commonly known as the Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona, restoring them with original royal furnishings and regalia. The Daughters continue to preserve and maintain two of Hawai‘i's three royal palaces, as well as the birth site of King Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona.

A person is eligible for membership if she is descended from an ancestor who was a resident of Hawai‘i prior to the year 1880.

How to Apply:

    1. Apply online or download an application.
    2. There are three ways to submit your application
      • Submit and pay online
      • Mail physical application with payment to corporate office
      • Email your application and pay by credit card over the phone.
    3. Receive Welcome letter.
    4. Enjoy programs, events, and the Palaces!

Online Application Form

1Applicant Details
2Family Details
3Documentation of Ancestry

Daughter of Hawaiʻi Benefits by Membership Level

Membership LevelsJunior*IndividualPatronLife
Annual$35$55$170$2,500 (one time fee)
Quarterly eNewsletter
Palace Admission Annual Pass
Discount at Gift Shops10%10%10%15%
Special Discounts on All Events, Programs & Special Exhibitions
Discount on One Facility Rental10%20%25%
Free Palace Admission for Two Accompanied Guests
Free Palace Admission Family Pass1 pass per year4 passes per year
One Publication
One Limited Edition Print
One Annual VIP Tour for 8 Guests
*Juniors must be under 18 years old.
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