Kalaupapa National Park

Enduring Spirit, Sacred Ground. 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. 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.

 

 

 

Kalaupapa National Park

PO Box 2222
Kalaupapa, Hawaii 96742
(808) 567-6802

https://www.nps.gov/kala/index.htm

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