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Volcano House on the National Register of Historic Places is set to reopen

 

Volcano House on the National Register of Historic Places is set to reopen and did you know that the Author Mark Twain once slept in this house, back in 1866. This famous Hawaiian home resides on the Big Island of Hawaii, near the volcano known as Kilauea. This is actually a place you can stay and not just a walking tour type of landmark.

Volcano House on the National Register of Historic Places is set to reopen

“The surprise of finding a good hotel at such as outlandish spot startled me, considerably more than the volcano did,”Twain wrote. He was describing the dramatic setting of the Volcano House, a 19th-century hotel that started life as a grass shack overlooking the Kilauea caldera on the island of Hawaii.

Now Volcano House and 10 camping cabins in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that have been closed since 2010 will partly reopen Saturday. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it had signed a 15-year contract with the Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Co. to renovate and refurbish the lodgings that include the 32-room hotel and the cabins at Namakanaipalo
Campground.

Volcano House on the National Register of Historic Places is set to reopen

As part of the soft reopening, a few of the cabins will be available to visitors at a cost of $55 a night. The rest, plus rooms at the hotel, will reopen in phases over the next 12 months. Starting Saturday, Volcano House will be open to visitors daily from 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for limited food and supplies until renovations are complete. The upgrades are
estimated to cost $2.5 million to $3 million.

Volcano House, which has changed and expanded over the years, was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The most current version dates to 1941 and has a stone hearth where a fire burned constantly as a tribute to the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Pele.

Contact: Namakanipaio Campground, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, (808) 756-9625

Volcano House on the National Register of Historic Places is set to reopen, so make sure to add this historical home on your agenda of places to see while in Hawaii…

~~Aloha Nui Loa

 

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