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Queen Emma Summer Palace

Address: 2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 595 3167
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Ranked #27 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Patchogue, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
68 helpful votes 68 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can't stand crowds, and so many of Honolulu's attractions are as unreal as theme parks, but this is one of the authentic Hawaiian places that brings in what the royalty were like, how they lived, the mix of Hawaiian and imported objects, and more. I take all of my visitors here and they invariably love it. Helpful and informative... More 

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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was one of the most enjoyable attractions on our vacation. The place was in a very quiet neighborhood in contrast to Waikiki or downtown, surrounded by parkland. There was only one other visitor besides us, but we had a very knowledgeable guide (part of the entrance fee). The museum is run by volunteers, so these ladies take pleasure in... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our way to the Pali, we stumbled across this gem. Beautiful home set on wonderful grounds. There is a fee to tour but it is worth it. If you read about Queen Emma before you come, it will be even more meaningful to see how and where she lived. She had such an influence on her island and its... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are interested in the history of the Hawaiian monarchy, Hawaiian culture, and antique furniture this is an enjoyable stop. When we went it wasn't crowded at all, and we practically had a private tour. The docent was very knowledgeable, and since we were only a group of three, we were able to take the time to ask a... More 

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A new england style house but not much to see 3 rooms and hall. won't take long to look around and eventhough only $8. for the independent traveller maybe not worth it as it takes some time to get there using th bus.

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Newcastle. NSW
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This,was,done as part of a tour with Viatour. Excellent knowledgable guide, but their was volunteers there to assist you if u were independent. Shop was not expensive.

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Weilerbach, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not as much to see at Queen Emma's Summer Palace as there is at the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, but it is still a very nice place to visit. Only one floor to see -- the docent we had shared a lot of information to help bring the royal Hawaiian family come to life. We didn't stay as long as... More 

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