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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3853
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Description: Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home...
Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely a must-do experience. My husband and 8 year old son even enjoyed it! The tour guide was fantastic in re-telling many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely a must-do experience. My husband and 8 year old son even enjoyed it! The tour guide was fantastic in re-telling many stories about Doris Duke and her amazing life. The house and grounds really are spectacular and worth seeing. The cost of the ticket also provides access to the... More 

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Auburn, Washington, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I didn't know about this place until a friend suggested we tour it. You must take the bus from a museum in downtown Honolulu (I cant recall the name of the museum). It's a nice house with an interesting history. Not really my cup of tea, I do not feel the need to return, but if you find yourself looking... More 

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to this beautiful place....I highly recommend it. They function on the benevolence of one of Ms. Duke's many charitable trusts so they tend to avoid any of the seedier sides of Ms. Duke's life, but you can fill in those blanks with the many books and articles about her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour arranged through the Honolulu museum of art. Take this tour - nothing more needs to be said. You will be bussed over to the site for about a 2-hour extensive tour of the house and grounds. It's Doris Dukes' home (Google her). Beautiful art collection, and the home sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You must arrange your tour far in advance of your trip. People showing up at the museum and thinking there would be room are greatly disappointed

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went on an ultra exclusive after hours, four people and the docent tour and had a fabulous time. Again, if you can figure out a way to leave the mob behind you can have a good time most anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The house itself is exquisite, beautiful tiles and artwork all over the home along with architecture that was ahead of its time. One can imagine living here many years ago surrounded by beauty inside and out. I got the sense as I toured her home that Doris Duke was seeking something spiritual when she designed her home with the artwork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Doris Duke was an amazing collector of art and collectables from around the world, especially Islamic art and tiles. It's a spectacular collection and the home is situated in a beautiful bluff on Oahu in Honolulu. Worth you time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was a very hot humid day with no trade winds when we went. Despite, the beauty could not be denied. Go and see what art was being produced then. The landscaping will take your breath away!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Fabulous house and grounds. Muslim art and decorations. Beautiful large mosaics. Duke donated this property to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Our tour started at the museum. Our docent was very knowledgable about the history behind the design and building ig this property. A must see!,

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Address: Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3853
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

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