Welcome to Kalaupapa National Historical Park
From the colony's inception until separation ended in 1969, 8000 patients were forced to come to Kalaupapa. Less than a dozen patients (respectively called 'residents') remain. They have chosen to stay in the only home they have ever known and have resisted efforts to move them away. The peninsula has been designated a national historical park and is managed by the Hawaii Department of Health and the National Park Service.
Since visitor numbers are limited each day, you must have a reservation with Damien Tours.