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Queen Emma Summer Palace

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Queen Emma Summer Palace or Hanaiakamalama (The Southern Cross), served as a summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawai'i from 1857 to 1885, as well as for her husband King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward. It is a now a historic...more
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2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-1417
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you're driving up the Pali Highway, keep on the right lane because the entrance to the Queen Emma Summer Palace comes up quick. The docents bring the place to life. The story of Queen Emma's friendship with British Queen Victoria is revealed. The sad...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting Queen Emma Summer Palace. It does not disappoint. My mother was asked to play her grand piano by the docent. What a great memory. Step back in time to old Hawaii. Take your shoes off and step inside to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Summer Palace has been meticulously restored to its former elegance. The tour guides are excellent and experts in the Hawaiian monarchs and their families. You would be remiss in not including this summer palace along with the other Iolani Palace.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rbmedlock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the mid-afternoon, seem to be perfect timing for us. Our "Oahu Go Card" included this wonderful history of Hawaii. The tour lady was very informative and professional. Really enjoyed the small palace, family history, Queen Elizabeth's connection, tall ocean shutters, and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judylyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on a rainy day in Honolulu and really appreciated learning more about Hawaiian history through the life of Queen Emma. The kahili and other royal artifacts were amazing to see. The stories about the relationship with Queen Victoria were surprising (we're...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank John T
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Very quaint now, but along time ago, very spacious grounds. Get there in the morning (open 9am) is the best, parking limited, and being the 1st guests their, we had the host all to ourselves, she was very good in her history of the Kamehameha...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We stopped here on the way to the other side of Oahu from Waikiki. It isn't a big home, well maintained. Admission is payed in the gift shop, where a guide is available. There is someone in the house to answer questions and give an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Runi58
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is a small and beautiful home away from the hubub and heat of the city of Honolulu in which Queen Emma spent time with her husband and son. The lady that toured us around was so informative and entertaining and really helped us understand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Catherine N
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Hiked this with my husband on a Sunday afternoon. It had rained previously so the trail was slick and somewhat muddy, but Ioved it. As you start the trail you really get the feel of a jungle and I am always awed by the lush...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Anita R
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Oahu gets warm and humid in the summer. The summer palace offered the trees, elevation and breeze to make it comfortable for the royal family.

Date of experience: November 2018
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