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Hulihe'e Palace

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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Historical palace in Kona, nice location on the edge of the water. Historical info, some old furniture, a great glimpse into the history of Hawaii.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 1 week ago

This royal governor's and later monarch's house is well preserved and has somehow been provided with appropriate period furnishings. The volunteer docents explain everything. It's an excellent starting point for outsiders to begin understanding the fast-changing Hawaiian Kingdom of the 19th century. And the building...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit while in Kailua Kona, lots of history to absorb. Free monthly concert on the palace lawn

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Huliheʻe Palace located on Ali'i Drive in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, which was subsequently converted to a museum run by the Daughters of Hawaii. The museum reflects the life of the Hawaiian mornarchs in this stylish mansion, showcasing...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Hulihe'e Palace was a pleasant stop. I enjoyed seeing the place, and the docents were very helpful. My only complaint is that you pretty much need to get to the front door to discover that tickets are sold in the gift shop. We read the...More

Thank Fran0812
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We had a fabulous tour guide (sorry to say I can't remember her name) -- we learned a lot in a short amount of time, and it was a fun educational interlude amidst all of the outdoor adventuring we've been doing. Recommended!

Thank Duncan1789
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

For that reason alone you should visit. Be aware you need to get your tickets to enter house from gift shop. You are required to take shoes off & no photography inside. Guided tour gives tons of information. Be sure to tour the grounds, but...More

Thank soonerlegend
Reviewed July 14, 2018

$10 tour for adults. open 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. Take all shoes off before entering. Self guided tour. 3 rooms down stairs and 3 up stairs. Worth the time.

1  Thank Brett M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited the grounds of the palace, we had been told it was no charge, but it was $10/adult which is not bad for Hawaii, but didn’t seem quite worth it for the tour. The grounds were lovely, and still got some nice photos.

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Western influence on the Hawaiian monarchy is obvious once you visit - but what a location for a palace. It's actually quite small (2 up, 2 down) making it an easy visit. Lovely grounds with many interesting stories. The gift shop has a great...More

1  Thank HafodBlueMountains
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December 9, 2017|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
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
February 2, 2016|
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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, certainly less than a half mile and probably less. We stayed a little south of Hulihee palace and walked to the pier many times. Lots of stores and restaurants on the way.
November 2, 2015|
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Response from Mommikara | Reviewed this property |
It was $6.00 for each senior and 4 people in our group. Yes, your shoes must be removed but they have paper booties for you to wear while inside. This was in summer. (2015)