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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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A hidden gem on the Pali Highway

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Hayward, California

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Hayward, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Queen Emma Summer Palace, served as a retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii from 1857 to 1885, as well as for her husband King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward. It is a now a historic landmark, museum, and tourist site located at 2913 Pali Highway, less than a ten-minute drive outside of downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. The museum... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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Raleigh, NC
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped here mostly because my wife's name is Emma but it was worth it. Nice museum and gift shop. Don't miss looking at the plants and vegetation on the outside.

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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you would like to learn about Hawaiian history and the monarchy, this is a very authentic and true-to-life experience. The Queen actually lived here, and it is interesting to see the furniture and the royal setting. You'll have an outstanding docent tour, and leave feeling that you know more about the history of Hawaii after your visit. Allow at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were the only ones here! Paid a little extra for a docent tour and it was simple... nice. We were asked to remove our shoes and we got a good idea of Queen Emma's life and her rule. Good information about royalty in Hawaii, the influence of missionaries, and the diseases mainlanders brought with them to the islands.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Why this museum of Hawai'ian royalty is not promoted more is beyond me, it's not as big and fancy as the Iolani palace but for us it shows more about the people who ruled over the islands in a personal way. It's not a long tour as the house only has a few rooms but the exhibits in them are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

No guides were available when we visited but this was more than made up for by the enthusiam and knowledge of the young guy on the door. Not content with just giving us the self guided tour sheet, he joined us in most of the rooms and gave us and the other visitors a very personal experience. More like a... More 

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Additional Information about Queen Emma Summer Palace

Address: 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

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