From tourists to the security guards — claims of hauntings shroud the Bishop Museum in mystery. Founded in 1889 Bishop Museum was founded by Charles Reed Bishop as a way to honor is late wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family.
When you first arrive at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, you’ll be at once stuck by the very history of the place. From the old observatories to the oldest of the buildings themselves. Sure, like all museums they have since added some newer and newer buildings. But those beautiful old buildings are still standing in all their glory.
There are stories across the island and across the internet about the haunting of Bishop Museum. It is a tragic story and also a story of love. Charles Reed Bishop built the museum back in 1889 as a way to tribute his late wife. His late wife being the Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Royal Hawaiian Family originally had betrothed her to another man, yet it was Charles Reed Bishop that won her heart. From there it took many years for him to prove his worth to the Royal Hawaiian Family. In fact, he became one of the most highly respected and trusted men of his day.
It is from the tourists, locals and even the security guards of Bishop Museum that whisper of the haunting, not wanting to give any disrespect. Yet you will hear of shadows restlessly walking through the original, older, buildings of the museum. There are also those who claim to hear of strange noises that they can’t account for. If you look at the photo above you’ll see what I think is a ghost hovering over the second floor window on the right of the polaroid. It is a faint white vaporous cloud-like being.
Hours: Open Wednesday to Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day (December 25). There is ample free parking on our campus.
Admissions Rates: Free Admission for Bishop Museum Members, General – Adult $ 17.95, General – Senior, 65 & over $ 14.95, General – child (ages 4-12) $ 14.95, and Locals get in for even less.