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Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+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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2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
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"hawaiian history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very surprised by this attraction. Haylie was our tour guide and did a splendid job on giving the home a look into the past. This tour gives the attendee a feel of the what the monarchy was like many years ago. Highly recommend this attraction.

Thank Joan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the first thing you should do in Honolulu - if you have only limited time you should go to Pearl Harbor and the Iolani Palace, but it is still a charming sight and the docents care so very much about their subject...More

Thank Martha D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving about with friends and we stopped by Queen Emma's House. We arrived a few minutes before the house opened. Our guide met us at the door and explained that she could stay with us only until her tour group arrived. Turns out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during the week and were able to witness school children who came to visit. The children had to sing to request to come into the home. The caretaker welcomed them back in song. The history and furnishings are amazing. Thank you to the...More

Thank share_the_road_10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're not into big history tours, this one is definitely for you. The house is small so the tour isn't long. Our guide was clearly very knowledgable and we were really glad that we came across this location.

Thank Louby76
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I finally made it there and loved it! It was the Queen Emma birthday celebration day, free snacks and free admission!

Thank HelmutMatthias
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

It started out around 1848 as a house built in the greek revival style for John Lewis. It was bought by John Young ll at auction in 1850. He in turn, gave it to his niece Queen Emma in 1857, where it then became the...More

Thank maitaimike2015
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I am a local and a Hawaiian. Let me just say that the Daughter of Hawaii are doing an excellent job maintaining and detailing the life of this property. A true MUST SEE for anyone visiting or locals like myself.

Thank SecretBeer
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

My second visit to the summer palace. This little six room palace is so quaint. The tour is fun and informative your first visit, but this time I just walked through on my own with my 6 year old granddaughter. It was so much fun...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We enjoyed learning about all the items in the house and seeing the items saved. We felt a bit rushed by the tour guide and we did not feel she was as good as some of the others we heard talking.

Thank robertdebraj
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