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Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement and National Historical Park

Kalaupapa National Park is a spirtual, geological, historical and beautiful peninsula located on the Island of Molokai. The park is operated by the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.


The peninsula is geologically unique in that it is the result of a the cliff collasping to create the sea cliff.  Vistors descending the cliff start at about 2,000 feet and go down to about 66 feet above sea level.


Note: Hawai'i State law requires all individuals to secure a permit prior to entering Kalaupapa National Historical Park. It is accessible by air, mule ride and foot.


The colony unique to the Island of Molokai and perhaps the most stunningly beautiful place in Hawaii, Kalaupapa Peninsula is the site of Saint Damiens mission where he ministered for 16 years to those suffering from Hansen disease.


Kalaupapa Peninsula
Kalaupapa Peninsula