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“WORTH THE TIME! Beautiful place full of history and antiques”

Queen Emma Summer Palace
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Owner description: Queen Emma Summer Palace or Hānaiakamalama (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'āina & Seniors: $8 Children 5-17 $1. Open daily 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.
Forked River NJ
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“WORTH THE TIME! Beautiful place full of history and antiques”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We went on the guided tour of the summer palace. Lovely house, beautiful grounds and lovely Hawaiian antiques. Great history lessons from the docents. There's more to Hawaii than the beaches! Fee for the tour is nominal.

Visited July 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“A place to honor and learn more about Hawaiian Culture.”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

A sacred place for Hawaiians to share their culture and history in beautiful surroundings. What an amazing, comfortable and educations stop for every tourist and local alike. Make sure your chip has enough room for a lot of photos on this visit!

Visited April 2012
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Macon, Missouri
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“History of Old Hawaii”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Kept very much as it always was, this building shows treasures and the lifestyle of Hawaiian royalty.

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Hawaii
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“A need to see”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

You get a tour. We got a private tour because no one was there. i forget how much but only couple dollars and you get so much Hawaiian history.

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Wyoming, Rhode Island
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“Short but Sweet”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

We decided to stop by the Palace after a long morning of boogie boarding in Kailua. The Place grounds are beautiful. I wouldn't call it a Palace, but it is very nice and small. The rooms were kept in great shape. I'm not too sure that all the furniture is original, some did not look original. The initial walking in, we had a brief encounter with the volunteer, I don't know why, but she was a little rude. We continued with our short tour and enjoyed it. It was very eerie in the piano room, I thought I could feel a presence in there. I got goose bumps. The grounds are really well kept. This is not a long tour. I would say expect to be there anywhere from half an hour to an hour. Very interesting and great learning experience.

Visited May 2012
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