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Kalaupapa National Historical Park


Kalaupapa National Historical Park was established on December 22, 1980. Now more than thirty years old, the park is dedicated to preserving the memories and experiences of the past so that valuable lessons may be learned. The park's mission is to provide a well-maintained community ensuring the present patient residents of the Kalaupapa Settlement may live out their lives there. The park also supports the education of present and future generations concerning Hansen's disease or leprosy, a disease shrouded in fear and ignorance for centuries.


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Sunday, July 15, 2018
This place is truly a life changing experience. We walked down because there's story of the mules crashing into each other and one was dead 2 passengers in life support. We don't want to place our lives in danger and cause cruel and unusual punishment to the mules. Walking down is safer and you can test your strength and stamina. Some young guys ran down in 30 minutes. We took 1 hour to walk down and 1 back up. Others took 2 hours but in the end it's the journey you took with your feet that counts. If you are mobidly obese take the flight in and out.


Monday, June 25, 2018
Best scenery of Hawaii. Do the hike down, don't take the mule. It's more dangerous trying to balance yourself on the mule especially if someone is overweight. Walking down is more special. My 70yr old mother did it in 2 hours. Then she took the flight out for $60.

A Wall

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Flying in and out was right for us. The tour was spectacular. Guides Liane and Rick were outstanding and passionate guides who knew everything and treated us to musical performances of Hawaiian songs and ukulele and flute. Some people who had walked down joined us, but the mule riders had their tour cancelled because of heavy rain the night before.

Carl Wilson

Sunday, April 22, 2018
What an educational hike and historical tour! Fr Damien truly cared for the shunned in Hawaii's past, and we were able to shake hands with empathy toward one of the only remaining original residents.

Rita Spiegel

Thursday, March 22, 2018
An unforgettable experience. Judd Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

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