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A Musical Journey Through O‘ahu Cemetery
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O‘ahu Cemetery & Historic Hawai‘i Foundation


A Musical Journey Through O‘ahu Cemetery

A historical tour commemorating O‘ahu Cemetery’s

175th Anniversary

 Join us for a celebratory evening featuring a narrated walking tour with live hula and musical performances honoring the works of eight notable musicians buried at O‘ahu Cemetery:

  • R. Alex Anderson
  • Charles K. L. Davis
  • Nathaniel B. Emerson
  • Ululani Jabulka
  • James Makee
  • Bina Mossman
  • Johnny Noble
  • Ellen Prendergast

  Enjoy a post tour discussion with guests and performers hosted by local historian Nanette Napoleon and musical directors Kumu Hula Ka‘anohi and Nathan Aipa.


DATES: Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24, 2019 (The program repeats each night.)

TIME:   5:00 to 8:00 PM 

VENUE: O‘ahu Cemetery, 2162 Nu‘uanu Avenue, Honolulu

COST: $60 per person includes heavy pūpū and drinks


 Space is limited to 80 people each night.


Founded in 1844, Oʻahu Cemetery is Hawaii’s oldest public graveyard and the permanent residence of hundreds of prominent history makers including noted Bishop Museum anthropologist, Kenneth Emory; railroad pioneer, Benjamin F. Dillingham; and beloved Hawaiian musical star Bina Mossman, to name a few.


Located on 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in lower Nuuanu Valley, near downtown Honolulu, Oʻahu Cemetery is a classic example of an early American “rural” cemetery, distinguished by a park-like setting, and an eye-catching array of ornately carved upright tombstones.


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Frequently Asked Questions:


What time should I arrive?

 Plan to arrive and check in by 5:00 p.m. The event schedule will be:

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.: Welcome reception with heavy pūpū and drinks.
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Walking tour featuring live performers and narration.  
7:30 to 8:15 p.m.: Additional pūpū service and talk story with guests and performers.


How do I get to O‘ahu Cemetery?

Click here for directions. 

Where do I park?

There is free parking on the grounds. Look for event parking signs. The entrance is on Robinson Lane.

Is the event content the same each night?


How much walking is there?

The tour will include 4 stops within close proximity of one another (perhaps ½ mile walking total for the evening). There will be a tent and seating at each stop and a different theme at each with historical narration and live performance of music and hula.   An electric cart, with seating for 5 people, will be available for disabled persons on a first come first serve basis.   


Will there be food at the event?

Yes, there will be heavy pūpū and drinks throughout.

What is the dress code for the event?

Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes. 

When do I pay?  How much do tickets cost?

Pay on the Eventbrite event page. Tickets are $60 per person.

Will the event go on rain or shine?

Yes.  Please bring a small umbrella and rain gear, just in case.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call Historic Hawaii Foundation at 808-523-2900 or email

Have questions about A Musical Journey Through O‘ahu Cemetery? Contact Historic Hawaii Foundation

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When & Where

O‘ahu Cemetery
2162 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817


Historic Hawaii Foundation

 Historic Hawaii Foundation - Helping People Preserve Historic Places.


 Our mission is to preserve and protect the historic buildings, sites, communities and objects that tell the unique stories of Hawai‘i’s multilayered history. Founded in 1974, HHF has become the driving force behind historic preservation in the state through its core programs of developing a community ethic of historic preservation, supporting smart legislation, offering educational events and training for local communities and providing technical assistance to make preservation accessible.

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