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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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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
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
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
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
It was interesting to walk through Quenn Emma's summer home. It gives you a sense what life was like back then. I learned a lot about the royal family. The guides had many wonderful stories to share. This was worth going to. A little different...More
History and life in every room! The tour guide was amazing, with historical fact and stories of every day life mixed together for a phenomenal visit. You'll take your shoes off to protect the floors, so wear clean socks! The palace is away from the...More
This is one of the places on the trolley system and is worth calling into if you have any interest in history. We caught the end of one tour and the beginning of another and both guides were very informative. It's a small house and...More