We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 595 3167
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
More Info
$65*
and up
Go Oahu Card
Top Rated
More Info
$43*
and up
Diamond Head & Oahu Coast Half-Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 113 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth a quick visit

An interesting place visit. It is not very big so it won't take too long. The docents were vary helpful. We visited with our Go Oahu card which I would recommend if you like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Gerg2003
,
Ferndale, Washington

Similar Things to Do in Honolulu

Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Ferndale, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An interesting place visit. It is not very big so it won't take too long. The docents were vary helpful. We visited with our Go Oahu card which I would recommend if you like to see stuff because individual admission prices add up in a hurry for Oahu attractions. I think I totaled over $700 in admissions for the cost... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Killeen, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Prior to walking into this beautiful Palace we took in the beauty that is the landscaping outside. We took off our shoes before entering, out of respect. Once inside we were greeted by 2 very friendly staff members. We paid for our tour and they began to share all of the magnificent history behind Queen Emma and her palace. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Waikiki
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I really enjoyed our visit to Queen Emma's Summer Palace. It's not so much a "palace" but more of her summer home. The guide will educate you on Queen Emma and her love all things British and the loss of her young son. It's not a full day thing, maybe an hour or so, but a lovely place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
78 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Located up on the mountain of Hawaii, this simple little home belonged to the Native Hawaiian Queen Emma. I love visiting historic homes and it was a chance to learn a little history as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was very interesting. The guides are very knowledgeable and nice, eager to answer your questions. It is definitely worth paying $2 for the guided tour. Entrance fee is $10 for adults ($8 for self-guided) and $1 for kids. I enjoyed it, learned a lot. Can be done in 1-1.5 hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband grew up on Oahu. He had never been to Queen Emma Summer Palace until he brought the children back to Hawaii for a visit. Our guide was very knowledgable about the Hawaiian history. Visiting the palace was definitely a nice live history lesson. The garden had lots of blooming tropical flowers, very pleasant to the eyes!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hayward, California
Level Contributor
65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Small but still very elegant house, a few miles south of Honolulu. Lots of artifacts from the royal family and the docents there are very helpful in explaining photographs and other reminders. Beautiful garden.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A definite visit for Hawaiian historical reasons - these former Hawaiian royal family buildings are fascinating to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Raleigh, NC
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had just gotten in after 14 hours of travel and my mother insisted I not waste half a day. I am glad I listened to my mother. Pay for the guided tour. It is worth every dime. While the palace is small, it is rich in history. I learned a lot not only about Emma, but also other amazing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have been house-sitting and stopped once and then came back a second time with my daughter when she arrived. The tour is excellent and for a few dollars more, a docent will give you a private tour. It is evident how much they enjoy what they do. I have been to the Iolani Palace twice and the Bishop Museum... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Queen Emma Summer Palace also viewed

 

Been to Queen Emma Summer Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Queen Emma Summer Palace

Address: 2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 595 3167
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Queen Emma Summer Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?