The Kalaeloa Heritage Park site is a relatively undisturbed, 77-acre parcel with over 177 recorded cultural sites that consist of a heiau and other habitation sites.
These cultural structures are unique and cannot be found anywhere else. They are constructed of coral and hints of a Tahitian origin by the integration of many upright stones into their construction.
The topography of the area offers important context. Stretching along the coast from Pearl Harbor to Wai‘anae, the entire ‘Ewa Plain is an emerged coral reef. The land is uneven, tufted and full of crevices, or sinkholes. Also called karsts, these small caves were important sources of fresh water as well as being agricultural and sacred sites for early inhabitants.
The vastness of the cultural landscape paints a picture of a community of people that lived and thrived here. It is not a documentation of individual archaeological features but rather a landscape, an ancient community that once lived at a place once known as Kanehili.
Cultural site tours and community workdays are held on Saturdays and Sundays of each week. Anyone wishing to attend these cultural tours is asked to contact the foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org