Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park


  • Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park, nestled on Kauai's western coast, preserves the remnants of a 19th-century Russian military outpost.
  • The coastal grounds offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Niihau Island, creating a serene backdrop for contemplation and picnics.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry through interpretive displays and guided tours, where the fort's weathered stones narrate a unique chapter in the cross-cultural history of Hawaii.

In western Kauai, where the Pacific whispers tales of cross-cultural encounters, Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park stands as a sentinel to a brief but intriguing chapter in Hawaii's history.

Here, amidst the rustle of palm leaves and the rhythmic lap of Pacific waves, the remnants of Fort Elizabeth echo with the whispers of Russian explorers. Constructed in the early 19th century, this military outpost, now weathered by time, attests to a unique moment when Russian influence touched the shores of Hawaii.

Coastal Panorama

Perched on the western coast, the park not only preserves the fort's stone walls but also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Beyond the horizon, Niihau Island emerges, a distant companion to the historical richness enfolded within the park's boundaries.

Educational Odyssey

As you traverse the grounds, immerse yourself in interpretive displays and guided tours that unravel the cultural tapestry woven by Russian explorers and the Hawaiian Kingdom. This is more than a historical site; it's an educational odyssey, where each stone has a story to tell.

Step back in time at Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park, where the convergence of Russian and Hawaiian history unfolds against the backdrop of Kauai's coastal splendor. In the shadows of the fort, the Pacific's whispers reveal a narrative of exploration, diplomacy, and the enduring echoes of a bygone era.

Highway 50
Waimea, HI 96796



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