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Address: 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 522 0822
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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American Royal Palace

Its the only Royal Palace in USA. There is no comparison: Authentic periods furnishings as well. The grounds are a gathering place and very nice set back from the bustle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its the only Royal Palace in USA. There is no comparison: Authentic periods furnishings as well. The grounds are a gathering place and very nice set back from the bustle of downtown just a block away. Nice contract to the state capitol building on adjacent parcel.

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Waikiki, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Magnificent experience that should never be missed! The history of the this American Icon shows the past royal life of the Hawaiian lives of Kings and Queens - - - the furniture, dinner ware and majestic residency where it returns to a time before it became a US State.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a magnificent palace. The tour was fantastic and our guide, Douglas was the perfect host for our tour, pointing out different things along the way that you would have missed. It was great to see that there are people out there that want to pass on the knowledge and history to our younger generations to carry on the traditions... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent escorted tour about our Royal Kings and Queens of Hawaii...please make reservations in advance! It is worth the price! I live here and am Japanese ancestry ...so proud of our people of Hawaii...our Ohana!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

caring workers of the palace, kind towards may handicapped mother. The exhibit was well worth the time and effort to don shoe protectors and amble around the palace, hearing all the details of back in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful historic location of the Hawaiian monarchs. Preserved as it as during their rule. A place that had electricity and indoor toilets before the White House. Kalakaua's library as if he just walked out. Highly recommended. Have lunch under the palm trees on the grounds.

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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace is downtown Honolulu in the middle of the financial and government district. Parking on the street is by meters, so bring quarters if you're driving. If you go on Saturday (they're closed on Sunday) you can easily find parking on the palace grounds marked for official business but also public parking. The self guided tour with pictures lets... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK..."so how does Steve and the Hawaii 50 team fit all of their offices in here?" If you decide to take your rental car to see the Palace, parking can be "problematic" as this is a working government and business area. If you park on the streets, about 25 cents (bring LOTS of quarters) for 15 minutes, maximum 3 hours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's too bad more tourists don't take the time to visit as it's really an absolute must if you want to understand anything about Hawaii's more recent history, especially as it relates to the western world. It's a lovely tour. And great lunch next door at the YWCA (seriously; nothing like the mainland). Do yourself a favor and take the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was nice to see as Hawaiian history....there is also a palace across the street...a for sure bonus for all those Hawaii 5O fans.

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