Iolani Palace recounts an account of Hawaii and her kin. The Palace has been home to an illustrious family, official working to another republic, jail to a toppled ruler, legislative center to a region experiencing significant change, central station for military law, fortune to Hawaii's first senator, and now a National Historic Landmark and social symbol. Today the Iolani Palace is a fabulous historical center open to people in general, bolstered by volunteers and benefactors. The Palace draws guests and local people alike, welcoming them to walk her 7,000 square feet of wooden floors and hear her out stories of yesteryear. Iolani Palace is a living reclamation of a glad Hawaiian national character and is perceived as the profound and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii.