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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 yesterday

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
Thank 181PaulC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Thank kumtux
Reviewed November 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

What a breath of fresh air !!! We can enjoy a great visit to the area around the Pali & see a Royal moment in time. We've enjoyed annual celebrations and casual visits & enjoyed this historical Gem!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank rustytrax
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alchancell44
Reviewed October 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann T
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We visited during the Queen Emma Summer Festival. It was a lovely day with lots of Hawaiian music & dance. The house itself is very interesting & pretty. There are many artifacts.

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 22, 2018|
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