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Hulihe'e Palace

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Address: 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1702
Phone Number: 808-329-1877
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Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.

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Amazing look into history

A wonderfully preserved example of Hawaiian royalty. Each of the rooms is packed with relics of staged to reflect when it was occupied by the kings and queens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderfully preserved example of Hawaiian royalty. Each of the rooms is packed with relics of staged to reflect when it was occupied by the kings and queens.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace is the best source for books that are certain to give you history from the Hawaiian viewpoint rather than the world's viewpoint of Hawaii

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here on a whim while walking downtown Kona. There are several separate rooms set up, with pictures, paintings, and artifacts from early Hawaiian history and the royal family. Our tour was self guided, but there were some workers milling around. Overall it was very informative, we just had to do some reading. That said, it is fairly... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the history of this two-story palace and the furnishings and decor of the palace. The only down side was that no photographs were allowed. It is in a lovely setting overlooking the ocean.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the three (3) palaces on "American" soil (the others are on 'Oahu). Built in 1838 and served the royal family until 1914. Now a museum cared for by the Daughters of Hawaii and the Calabash Cousins. Open 9-4 Mon - Sat and 10-3 Sundays. Donʻt miss the free concert and hula the 3rd Sunday of every month at... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully situated by the sea this historic house is well worth the $10 price of admission. The house itself was built by the governor of Hawaii in the style of a house from Nob Hill San Francisco. Although there are only four rooms each room is full of original furniture and artefacts from the period. The printed guide gives information... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of town. Restored from the original. Lots of wonderfully crafted furniture. A good look into the early royal family of Hawaii.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Hulihe'e Palace sits next to Keauhou Bay. Due to time and wheelchair accessibility we did not view the inside of the palace. We found the grounds along the Keauhou Bay to be quite beautiful and peaceful. The Daughters of Hawaii manage the Palace and the gift shop. The gift shop is to the left of the Palace and is wheelchair... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited the Palace during the monthly free Hawaiian music concert on the west porch (3rd Sunday of the month at 4PM), and strolled the grounds and enjoyed the very large "closed street" walk down Alii Drive in front of it (1-6PM). Although the palace itself was closed early for the concert, the greeters and staff present afterwards were friendly,... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Neat place. A little over priced for what it is. A donation would be more appropriate for access. Great history and selection of original furniture is beautiful. Young kids were not to entertained Down side is bathrooms were closed and parking close by is not an option. Plan on walking to get there and checking out the other little shops.

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