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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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Doris Duke's home in Honolulu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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

This is very interesting tour and a beautiful place. I especially was taken by the tile work. There is often a queue to board the shuttle bus so be early and be prepared to wait. Suggest asking for times when it is less crowded for most pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Oahu home of Doris Duke is amazing!! She was ahead of her time when she designed this home. The location is prime property and the islamic art is beautiful!! You must purchase tickets ahead of your visit as the tours sell out quickly. You will meet at the Honolulu Museum of Art in downtown Honolulu for transportation so be... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We bought tickets at theBishop museum and met the tour guide and was bused to this Doris Duke Estate. You would miss it if you drove by because it is so well hidden, The setting is majestic, theartwork interesting andthe stories about her life mostly tame. Watch the Hollywood movie for the juicy parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We missed touring this property by a few weeks but we did make time to find out as much as we could about her. I say 'her' because her owner the American tobacco heiress Miss Doris Duke, passionately oversaw the content on not only the interior of the home but she insisted that the original drawings were reduced in size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the home of Doris Duke, the heiress who collected Middle Eastern and Islamic Art. It is a masterpiece built on the spectacular coast line just east of Waikiki housing wonderful artifacts, textiles, mosaics, carved ceilings from the Islamic world. Tours are organized through the Honolulu Museum of Art, (go on line). Tour very well organized (small group) with... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Shangri La is the name of an Islamic-style mansion built by heiress Doris Duke near Diamond Head just outside Honolulu, Hawaii. It is now owned and operated by the Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA). Guided tours depart from the Honolulu Museum of Art, which operates the tours in co-operation with DDFIA. Construction of Shangri La began in 1937, after Doris... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a wonderful excursion with art and architecture and history and natural beauty. Leave from Academy of Arts by shuttle and be delighted !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

All the beauty and luxury money can buy. A true American treasure house, thankfully preserved for all to enjoy. Small groups meet at the museum and mini bussed over to the residential site. Well informed docents guide you through this beautiful sanctuary in small groups. This was my second visit and it was just as rewarding as the first. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a not to miss tour. The tour gives you background on Doris Duke along with how her travels influenced the design and furnishings of this home. This is not just a house tour but an art experience. It is a beautiful setting near Diamond Head.

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Address: 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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