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Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+1 808-595-3167
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Queen Emma Summer Palace or Hanaiakamalama (The Southern Cross), served as a summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawai'i from 1857 to 1885, as well as for her husband King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward. It is a now a historic landmark and educational museum preserved and operated by Daughters of Hawai'i. Admission to the Palace: General: $10 Kama'aina & Seniors: $8 Children 5-17 $1. Open Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM. Closed on major holidays. Because the Palace was built in the nineteenth century, access may not be available for visitors who have difficulties climbing stairs.
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2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This lovely mansion is called a Palace because Queen Emma, consort to King Kamehameha IV, and her young son used this home, one of many of theirs, as a retreat with their retinue from the hot, dry dustiness of Honolulu in the mid 19th century....More

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Queen Emma's Summer Palace is well worth a short visit if you have an interest in Hawaiian history. Queen Emma was the wife of King Kamehameha IV. She had this small "palace" built as a place to escape the heat in Honolulu. She stayed here...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small , cute home with elegant decoration tells the stories of Hawaiian royalties, queen emma and her little son, Prince albert. The house vicinity is shady with trees and shrubs and it's so cool. The interior displays show how humble this queen live. The...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Queen Emma Summer Palace is quite small, it holds an amazing amount of Hawaiian history and artefacts. The museum staff fill this place with Aloha and happily pass on the stories of Hawaii's past. The park out the back is a natural beauty.

Thank marklaura2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The peace and tranquility of the Queen's summer palace takes you into another "zone". You will be taken away by the breathtaking athmosphere! Take a stroll around the palace and enjoy the peaceful flowing ebb on the side of the palace. Inside the palace, you...More

Thank anniebS9564CC
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely spot and not a palace but a great small house to relax in. Shows normality in royal life. Hard to get to by bus but worth it.

Thank ianhb30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to access on the bus route... The tour last about 1 hour and is very interesting.... our guide for the tour was EXCELLENT and enthusiastic.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I learned a lot of Hawaiian history in a short period. The docents are very knowledgeable. The palace is fairly small and parking is limited. But if you want an off the beaten path place to see this is it. Beautiful Koa wood furniture and...More

Thank Kand1955
Reviewed 2 October 2017

History of the Islands is always interesting and the voulenteers here make it come alive. Very good presentation and many artifacts that you can see up close.

Thank jim_stone65
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Wasn't too sure from the outside if it would be worth the time to visit this site. We were pleasantly surprised to revisit it since we had forgot what we had seen before. Just sit back and move from today to the olden days of...More

Thank sabers86
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