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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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Cool breezes on the hillside

This was the queen's summer palace for a reason - it's up the mountainside a ways and cooler than down in Honolulu. This is small as museums go, but the historic items displayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Winnemucca
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Winnemucca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was the queen's summer palace for a reason - it's up the mountainside a ways and cooler than down in Honolulu. This is small as museums go, but the historic items displayed in each room give a good sense of the lifestyle of Queen Emma. There is a large park-like area next to the palace (which is more like... More 

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Hanford, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We basically went just to take a picture of a sign with Queen Emma on it because one of our granddaughters name is Emma. We ended up with docent guided tour of this summer palace and learning quite a bit of Hawaiian history, having visited Hawaii, several times we never knew its' history and found the guided tour worth the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
600 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wow! Our guide was fabulous, and the house is beautiful. The Kamehameha story is very interesting, and our guide was just so knowledgeable. It was well worth the time to get there. The tour was only $10.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My only wish is that there was more to see! It's so beautiful, everything is well preserved and nicely presented. The ladies are very sweet, helpful, and full of knowledge. If your looking for something bigger check out the Iolani palace

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Pittsburgh, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We chose to visit here based on TripAdvisor reviews, & we weren't disappointed. Great tour guide, really interesting history & artifacts. If you like history & sites off the beaten path, this place is a gem.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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484 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
133 helpful votes 133 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
127 helpful votes 127 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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