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Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this...

The home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in the 19th century, this palace is open on a limited basis to the public. Reservations recommended.

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You have to pay and get a ticket with your tour time at the office/gift shop to the right of the palace. Depending on how busy they are, you will have to wait a while for your... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

You have to pay and get a ticket with your tour time at the office/gift shop to the right of the palace. Depending on how busy they are, you will have to wait a while for your tour. You can visit the downstairs while you wait for your tour time. Parking can be difficult. Their parking lot is not that... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were given a tour of the palace and told of it's history. It was a splendid place and we enjoyed the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I caught the red trolley from Waikiki ($25 all day ride) and then bought the $15 ticket for an audio tour. As I had time before my timeslot I toured the basement (free - and still lots to see) Once inside the audio tells u where to stand and look as the commentary tells u about that room. It was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This brief tour of the old palace is informative and pleasant. Seeing the live history of Hawaii through the story of the palace inhabitants was in my opinion more interesting than the exhibits at the Bishop Museum, although both are worthwhile.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love history so it a thrill to learn about this castle's history. Amazingly this castle had electricity BEFORE the White House!!! We walked freely without a tour guide I and bumped into a plaque of the constitution that led to Queen Liliʻuokalani's overthrow. Overall this was a VERY nice experience that I recommend with or without a guided tour.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love coming here because its so historic and rich with history of what was before. On the Second Sunday of every month , the admission is free for locals with your local ID. Night tours are also available on certain days, just inquire on there website.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By taking the guided tour you will gain a greater understanding of the history and remarkable people attached to this building. I came away with a great respect for the royalty who created this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The palace is rich with history and beauty. It helps one understand the rich history of the Hawaiian people and why there is still unrest among some.

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Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love history so it was great to learn about this castle's past. The concierge at the hotel we stayed at told us that the castle had electricity before the White House. I did not attend a tour but just walked in on the weekend. There was an art show on the first floor with some beautiful works. I freely... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is for all to see. The palace is absolutely amazing, and at the same time you get a great history lesson.

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