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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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We toured the “vacation home of the island royals.” The guides were so kind and shared lots of facts and interesting stories of the royal families, The furniture is quite ornate and unique. One piece even has Masonic symbols on it. If you like history,...More
I like looking in old buildings and hearing histories, so I enjoyed browsing through Hulihe'e Palace. It is well-kept, the guides know their stuff and are happy to answer questions or fill in the blanks. I even found answers to some questions I had about...More
What a great place to go and learn some Hawaiian history and customs.
The home is beautiful but not overly large. It has the potential to be a quick tour. The staff are very knowledgeable of the history of the home and the items in...More
I have to admit that we tend not to visit historical museums, feeling when you've seen one, you've seen them all. And we didn't visit the interior here, preferring to spend our funds on other attractions and activities. But we did walk the grounds and...More
We toured the palace a number of years ago, and it was time to go back again. There are tours, but we went through on our own, and there was a docent there to answer questions. Well worth your time to see the building, furniture,...More
A step into the past, and what a wonderful docent that gave a remarkable account of the royal family and their history. It is wonderful that so many original pieces are here. This was an outstanding experience. It is not to be missed.
I had some time to spare on my last day in Kailua-Kona and spend it just walking around exploring the town. It felt like everything was commercial or restaurants (you can only eat at so many!) so I thought I'd visit the historic sites.
Hulihe’e Palace in Kona on Alii Drive is open to the public for a $10 admission fee $8 for military and seniors. The palace was built in 1838 by then Governor John Adams Kuakini and became home to Hawaiian Royality. The picture of the plaque...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... 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.