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Hulihe'e Palace

Address: 75-5718 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
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Ranked #74 of 361 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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Type: Historic sites, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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seattle, wa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Hawaiian royalty had a great view! This is an interesting tour with well informed docents. This simple, beautiful six room house is quite lovely and we enjoyed the history and tour.

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We popped in on a whim, hadn't planned on visiting. Very informative tour, of the lovely little house. Enjoyed the history and the hostess did a marvelous job.

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Neuwied, Deutschland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

it takes some 45 minutes to go through the house and gives you a good impression how the king and family lived during that time. the ladies working there are very friendly and hlepful.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

very interesting tour. great tour guides. lovely house on the beach. beautiful old furniture. would recommend

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Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Found the palace while out for a walk. Decided to stop - it looked charming from the outside & such a lovely setting. After removing shoes & entering, you are taken back in time. Excellent docents tell fascinating stories of those who lived (and in one case intentionally DIDN'T live) within these walls. History is fascinating and the European influence... More 

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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

For $8 USD you can tour the six rooms of the palace, I did the self guided tour so their was little information available. It took less than 30 mins. You must take your shoes off and no pictures allowed.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoyed this delightful tour of the impressive palace. The lessons in history were wonderful. Our tour guide had great insight and knowledge of all the people framed on the walls. It would have been nice to have more insight on the architecture of the palace. The furniture is outstanding and so very well preserved.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were on a cruise and since I'm not a shopper, looked for something to do while in this port. What a nice surprise to visit this museum. The staff was wonderful and the guide very interesting and amusing. The entrance fee was minimal and the collection of artifacts and furniture amazing, I recommend this highly. You cannot take photos... More 

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a wonderful guide. Good history lesson. beautiful location. Well worth the visit. Visit the church across the street.

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Juneau, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A "house" museum that was a summer residence for royalty. It contains some impressive pieces, especially the furniture made from koa. Massive chairs for large people! The side away from Alii drive offers a nice view of the harbor.We were lucky to have a musuem volunteer walk us through the palace and explain some of the displays. Fascinating. A small... More 

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