Kalaupapa NH Park

Kalaupapa National Historic Park Pin

Experience the beauty and wonder of the national parks of Hawaiʻi, from culturally rich historic sites to active volcanoes, diverse climates, and endangered species found nowhere else on earth –the national parks in Hawaiʻi honor you, the visitor, and invite you to connect with the unique character of these remote Pacific islands.

When Hansen’s disease (leprosy) was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha V banished all afflicted to the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. Now the National Park Service operates a National Historical Park on Molokai.

Since 1866, more than 8000 people, mostly Hawaiians, have died at Kalaupapa. Once a prison, Kalaupapa is now refuge for the few remaining residents who are now cured, but were forced to live their lives in isolation.

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities.

This is one of four pins commemorate the Pacific Historical Parks. The parks support and fun educational materials, museum exhibits, and interpretive programs for four National Parks throughout the Pacific: World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, Kalaupapa National Historic al Park on the island of Molokai, American Memorial Park in Saipan and War in the Pacific National Park in Guam. Formed as a non-profit cooperating association with the national Park Service in 1979, Pacific Historic Parks (formerly known as the Arizona Memorial Museum Association) changed its name in Jun e 2010 to better reflect its increase scope of support.

Location: 9-A4