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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
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Description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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A great historical site

There is a self guided tour that tells the history of this area of Kona. There are staff who will answer any questions you might have. The exhibits bring the history to life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Fairhope, Alabama

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a self guided tour that tells the history of this area of Kona. There are staff who will answer any questions you might have. The exhibits bring the history to life.

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Bronx NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Hulihe'e Palace isn't really what you call a palace. It is a two story home with three rooms downstairs with a sitting room and two bedrooms upstairs. It was the home of the Hawaiian monarchy. When the royalty of Hawaii was overthrown by the sugar plantation owners (with the help of the U.S. govt) the palace and its contents were... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you have even a modicum of interest in the history of Hawaii, learning about the life and legacy of the Hawaiian Royal families is essential. A visit to Hulihe'e Palace is a great place to start learning about Hawaii's past. The palace is now a museum, run by the Daughters of Hawaii. It is relatively inexpensive to visit, and... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Daughters of Hawaii hold periodic teas at the Hulihe'e Palace. We attended the most recent tea and it was wonderful. While it was held in the morning (to avoid the heat of the day) it was truly a 'high tea' in every respect. The food was outstanding from the finger sandwiches to the handmade tea cakes, scones and candies.... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you enjoy learning about history and the Hawaiian culture this is a must see plus your entrance fee helps to preserve the place and artifacts. Beautiful antiques set up as it was. The kona wood bowls and stairs and stair rails awesome. And the views from the lanais really nice and it doesn't take long to go through.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Delightful small museum with interesting artifacts belonging to some of Hawaii's monarchs. Beautiful architecture and woodwork, lovely grounds, very knowledgeable and helpful docents

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Quick walkthru tour was nice. Good breeze and great views. We enjoyed this as well as a quick stop in the oldest church in Hawaii.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you are interested in Hawaiian history, you will find it here. The latter days of Hawaiian royalty are shown in the photos and furnishings. There are people who are familiar with the stories who will guide you and answer questions. Perhaps not so well known but important if you are thinking of a wedding ceremony in Hawaii - you... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

OK as old buildings go. But, it was hot in July and thank goodness for the lanai. With no breeze I would have to wait.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon. The only tour guide had to complete the previous tour and take a 5 minute break before our tour, so we went to the gift shop and returned in a few minutes. when we got back the tour guide was ready to go - he was very knowledgeable about the palace and the royalty that... More 

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