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Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 595 3167
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Ranked #39 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tuscaloosa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a quiet afternoon excursion on a rainy day. The house is a museum that captures the way Hawaiian Royalty lived with many artifacts that belonged to Queen Emma. The docents were extremely knowledgeable. You can just imagine time spent there out of the heat of the city before the modern convenience of air-conditioning. There is a wonderful gift... More

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delhi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wonderful tour ...our docent was extremely knowledgable young man and very enthusiastic about the Hawaiian history. He made the tour very interesting and was more than happy to answer all our questions. A must place to see. Very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Loved this place! Took my three kiddos (8,5 yrs old) they loved it because of how nice the staff was. They gave us a small history lesson on the porch which was perfect for kids attention spans. I will make an effort to take the kids back again this summer!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A great property worth the visit, not busy which is great. Beautiful gardens and lots of interesting facts provided by the staff

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Honolulu
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

nice to stop by and see the residence of Queen Emma in Nuuanu some of upper classes also live in this area of the city above Honolulu city nice wooded setting and restored furnishings

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Pittsburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have visited Hawaii many times but never stopped here, even though we passed right by it many times on Pali Hwy. Its a beautiful home full of historical items and the history of Queen Emma is so interesting. Pay the extra $2 for the guided tour. Very, very worth it. Our guide was fantastic and made all the difference... More

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Haiku, Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

this is one of my favorite places to visit on oahu.......it is even more beautiful than the last visit.....the gardens are now filled with more native plants....they have added new kahili also......

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