HanaiakamalamaCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 2913 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8085953167
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Palace
Managed by the Daughters on Honolulu Organization, Queen Emma Summer Palace is one of the less serious historic attractions around Honolulu. While most others invoke rather sad emotions, this pretty place invokes great nostalgia and transports you back in time.
The Queen Emma Summer Palace or the Hanaiakamalama, which used to be a summer retreat, has now become a place of interest for tourists in Honolulu. The lovely palace is home to several of the original interiors and many objects from the royal era is most certainly fascinating.
The royal feather cloak in the cloak room is worth a see. So are the ornamented wooden beds and the tapestries. All the objects on display are fascinating and a very unique insight into Hawaii’s history and hence not to be missed. Queen Emma Summer Palace is one of the attractions in 3 Days Itinerary Honolulu. Must visit this awesome attraction.
- Because the Palace was built in the nineteenth century, access may not be available for visitors who have difficulties climbing stairs.
- Seniors (62+), military or kama'aina - with ID: $8
- Children (5-17 yrs): $1
- Children under 5 yrs: Free
- Closed on all major holidays.
- Bus: Pali Highway & Queen Emma Summer Palace
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50.19% of people who visit Honolulu include Hanaiakamalama in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
51.52% of people start their Hanaiakamalama visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Hanaiakamalama
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hanaiakamalama
What a great part of Hawaii's history. If you are staying in Waikiki or Honolulu in general I highly recommend this. The docent was very informative and tour was detailed. I enjoyed it very much! Best part was that you may take pictures! Always a plus in historic houses!
IT'S LONG! Docents here do NOT have Aloha spirit. When we arrived there were 3 of them chatting together right in the entrance. We saw a sign that we had to remove our shoes. My husband walks with a cane but there was a bench so he sat to remove his shoes. Then we stood to go in and they said we had to go around to the Gift Shop first. Sat and put shoes back on. Volunteer in Gift Shop had Aloha spirit and explained that the tour was $8 for seniors. Back to entrance again, removed shoes and joined 2:00 tour in progress. She was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. On leaving I asked the woman at the door if she would return the laminated sheets to the office. "We ask you to do that. " I told her I wasn't feeling well and handed them to her. I put on my shoes and turned to go. She stepped right in my path to talk to someone else and wouldn't move. I stepped around her. Not sure if these ladies were being deliberately rude or just stupid. Also, while my husband was waiting for me to get the tickets he overheard one women advising the others to not engage the visitors or ask any questions as their jobs were to get people out as quickly as possible 🤨. It still was interesting and I enjoyed the history!
Christine was very informative about everything we asked and didn't know. It made the experience much better visiting. Make sure to visit the garden to to the side it's very beautiful. we got here by Uber so it's a little hard to find because when it says to turn you need to turn.
Beautiful walking museum. Lush gardens and incredible architecture abound. A great place to review the history of the area and the people.
Beautiful grounds but missed the driveway, not a problem we just parked at the park behind the home at the next turn. The guide is so very knowledgeable