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Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.
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75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
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This is a truly unique place in Hawaiian history and if you like history, this is the place to visit. It is restored, but in need of a new major restoration. The docent (Billy) was awesome and knows his history well. We spent over an...More
Oh, the lush, beautiful grounds.....and the ocean view......with a stone pen to contain fish that are washed in during high tide. What a way to discover how Hawaiians have been able to fish and feed themselves over the centuries! My wife found a handful of...More
Our visit to the palace was greatly enhanced by the knowledgable chap in the entrance hall. There were no tours because of staff shortage but since it's such a small palace that didnt really matter. Our visit gave us an excellent insight into the history...More
Located close to the pier and in walking distance to plenty of shops and restaurants, this former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty was converted to a museum showcasing furniture and artifacts. $10 to get in and can be done in 30 min. Really informative and...More
One of the palaces used by King Kamehameha and of the classic architecture of the late 1700s and early 1800s. We only walked around the grounds because the palace was closed when we were walking by -- but there was a ukelele concert going on...More
Loved our quick tour of this summer palace. A lot of original family pieces remain on display. The house is simply yet elegant. Doesn't take long to walk through and the volunteers have great knowledge.
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the... More
We did not have a guided tour. Instead we followed the written brochure and relied on the docents who cheerfully answered questions and provided fascinating historical information. Take your time, enjoy the palace and the views across the ocean.