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Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-1417
+1 808-595-3167
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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 landmark and educational museum preserved and operated by Daughters of Hawai'i. Admission to the Palace: General: $10 Kama'aina & Seniors: $8 Children 5-17 $1. Open Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM. Closed on major holidays. Because the Palace was built in the nineteenth century, access may not be available for visitors who have difficulties climbing stairs.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my second time going to Queen Emma’s Summer Home. Make sure you go when docents are working to take you on the tour you will learn so much about the Hawaiian Kings and Queens. Check the hours they are on premises as they...More

Thank CaPaki
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place to visit and learn more about the hidden Hawaiian history. The grounds are kept up well and interesting historical artifacts. Would recommend it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mum and I were lucky enough to visit on a quiet day and had the entire place to ourselves to look around and talk to the guide. It really is a lovely old house and exhibits some of Hawaii's royal history. The gardens are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had day travelling and seeking out new sites, used the bus service with a couple of changes (simple, easy, clean and very interesting) from our Waikiki hotel to get here and it stops right outside. The Summer Palace grounds are now smaller than they were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky to have a tour with just six of us. Our tour guide was so very interesting and shared so many fascinating stories and historical knowledge. It is a lovely place to visit, surrounded by lush greenery. This was an intimate jewel...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queen Emma's summer palace is a quaint place full of Hawaiian history during a time when the rest of the world was just finding out about it. It is not your traditional tourist spot. It is much more low key. It takes only an hour...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Residence is rather a cottage than what we perceive as a palace, although still steeped in tradition and history. We got the Bus from Ala Moana Center and the stop is outside the palace. It cost Seniors $8 for a tour, either guided or self...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

History! A MUST SEE! Easy to get to, ample parking. I did not participate with the guided tour - this allowed me to spend as much time or as little time in each room. Very enjoyable and the tour guide is available for any questions...More

Thank TraveledKat
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This cottage is easy to get to by bus and is well worth the effort. A very charming cottage with a lovely atmosphere. The most poignant thing on show was the young Prince's fireman's uniform.

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I visited Queen Emma's Summer Palace and a tour of several people was finishing up. I paid for the tour at 11 a.m. (8 dollars) and I was the ONLY one for that tour. My enchanting and knowledgeable guide, Miss Puanani, said it was fine...More

Thank jansjourneys
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