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The Oahu Historical Sites
see why Hawaii is more than just beach, sands and surfing. Oahu Story From the Hackawaiian Empire to the Pearl Harbor assault, an investigation into the story of Oahu mirrors the most important factors that influenced all of Hawaii. King Kamehameha I commanded his troops in 1795 in the mythical Battle of Nuuanu, which in 1810 resulted in the conquest of Oahu and the reunification of the islands of Hawaii under one conquer.
After Kamehameha the Great, seven of Hawaii' royalty followed. Kauikeaouli (King Kamehameha III) appointed the reign of the Kingdom of Hawaii to Oahu on a permanent basis. Her Majesty Queen Liliuokalani was Hawaii's last ruling sovereign after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii by US colonials in a disputed putsch in 1893. Hawaii became a part of the United States in 1898.
Today, this mixture of ethnic groups is the fount of Hawaii's many-cultures. The chimney of the old sugar factory in Waialua can also be seen as you head towards the ancient Haleiwa. Heritage Sites There are nine Hawaii Heritage Sites in Oahu, which serve as travel sites that present significant contribution to history, culture and the environment and summarize local traditions, convictions and practice in Hawaii.
One of Hawaii's most famous monuments of nature, you can walk to the summit of the craters to enjoy a panorama view of Waikiki and Honolulu. The National Historic Landmark is honored by Pearl Harbor Five Pearl Harbor Historic Sites with stunning monuments and vibrant museum life. The WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is where the Pearl Harbor assault took place on December 7, 1941, which marks the beginning of US warfare.
Today you can also follow the traces of Hawaii's wealthy past in places all over Oahu. The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii in Waikiki tells the story of King Kamehameha's war in Hawaii to this day. The Moana Surfrider and the Royal Hotel in Waikiki, two of Waikiki's most historical buildings, were favourite resting places for troops during the Second World War.
The Icon Leahi (Diamond Head) was even used for the Oahu coast defence. Between 1910 and 1943, a series of five army cells were erected on the Diamond Head State Monument, the remnants of which are still intact. Situated at the Punchbowl Crater, the NCCP is one of the most important domestic graveyards with more than 49,000 internments-including more than 13,000 troops and seamen who were killed during the Second World War.
King Kalakaua, also known as the Merrie Monarch, constructed the magnificent Iolani State Monument in downtown Honolulu. Now the castle area and the art gallery are open to the general public in the form of a permanent exhibition. Kamehameha I. is on the other side of the town. With views of the sumptuous Windward Coast and the mighty Koolau Mountains, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout was the site of the Battle of Nuuanu.
Here, high up on these steep rocks, King Kamehameha I. won a crucial fight that enabled him to capture the Isle of Oahu. Known as Hanaiakamalama, the Nuuanu Valley resort of Queen Emma - King Kamehameha IV's spouse - Queen Emma Sommer Palace is now a contemporary art gallery that contains a selection of her possessions, furniture and artefacts.
The leading scientific and historical center in the Pacific, the Bishop Museum is known worldwide for its research and educational programmes and exhibitions - which include a truly Hawaiian heritage. Washingtokhon Place Best known as the home of Queen Liliuokalani, the last ruling Hawaiian royalty, this historic manor house is located in downtown Honolulu in the centre of the Hawaii Capital Historic District and is a National Historic Landmark.
The Hawaiian Mission Houses Museum shows three mission houses that have been constructed in New England and sent to Oahu.