Previous Manoa Historic Walking Tours
One of the most popular of Malama's recurring activities is the self-guided walking tour of Manoa Valley historic homes and neighborhoods. Generally conducted once every two years, the two to three mile walk begins with a check-in at Kamanele Park at the corner of University Avenue and Ka'ala Street at 8:30 a.m. and ends with refreshments from 10:00 a.m. to noon at a convenient location such as College Hill, home of University of Hawaii President.
The leisurely stroll through beautiful lower Manoa Valley features numerous properties listed on the State Register of Historic Homes with background information on each one. Four or five of these registered homes are open for viewing, with docents stationed in various rooms and areas to describe the homes' features in detail. In typical Manoa tradition, this event takes place - rain or shine.
Three such historic home walking tours have been held in the past in 2003, 2005 and 2007. To see what they were like, click here: