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Queen Emma Summer Palace

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Address: 2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 595 3167
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Hidden jewel on the outskirts of Waikiki

Wonderful little museum packed full of Royal family memorabilia and furnishings. The Daughters of Hawaii do guided tours for a small price, which is well worth the fee. It is easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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547 reviews 547 reviews
381 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I did like the piano in the room. Also like the style of the home (hesitate to call it a palace as it's not that large). There is a gift shop next door. Probably should visit if you go to the large palace.

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Mountains, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wonderful little museum packed full of Royal family memorabilia and furnishings. The Daughters of Hawaii do guided tours for a small price, which is well worth the fee. It is easy to miss the turn if you aren't looking for it. You will see a sign on the right for Queen Emma's as you head to the Pali overlook on... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

nice little villa (house)they call the a palace good history on hawaiin nobles very cute garden out inthe side a japanise tempo to visit

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USA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
41 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had some time to kill and came for a visit. So much history here and the decor and furnishings are beautiful.

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Houston, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see piece of Hawaiian history. Renovation is a work in progress. The Daughters of Hawaii are doing a wonderful job restoring this home and teaching the Hawaiian history to all. Throughly enjoyed our visit and the lush grounds.

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St, Paul, MN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This little gem of a historical house is just off the Pali Highway and definitely worth a stop. The artifacts are fascinating, especially those given Emma by her bff Queen Victoria. Emma's life held great sadness, but she rallied and gave back to her people. Her son's cradle is very touching. Two highlights: Travis the tour guide who gave us... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This royal getaway is one of the few gems of key changes in the history of hawaii. The staff is knowledgeable and the tour gave me insight into that hawaii of yesteryear where world governments were getting to know the hawaiian culture.

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Patchogue, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is on of the most endearing and charming places you will get to visit in Oahu. It truly brings you to the Hawaiian scale of life. The palace is a great classic bungalow with the high ceilinged spacious rooms perfect for the hot summer season and to catch the mountain breezes. There are real treasures here for you to... More 

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sydney, australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a very very quick visit a couple of years ago. We decided to head back to the palace and spend a little extra time and I am so glad we did. The property is beautiful, it is located in a tranquil area. Not that far from Waikiki for a nice drive

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Spokane, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After many visits to the island we finally made the Queens' palace a priority. I wish we had gone much sooner! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, as well as proud of this amazing piece of Hawaiiana. Though small, the "palace" is filled with period furniture, paintings and art from around the world. There's a great connection with Queen Victoria that... More 

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