This beautiful country-style estate was built in 1847. A decade later, it was purchased by the Hawaiian monarchy as a retreat ... More
Queen Emma Summer Palace
This beautiful country-style estate was built in 1847. A decade later, it was purchased by the Hawaiian monarchy as a retreat for Queen Emma, the consort of King Kamehameha IV. Today, the lovely plantation-style structure is furnished with Emma's possessions and maintained by the Daughters of Hawai'i society. These wonderful women all have the true spirit of Aloha. The old house is beautifully nestled in a deep canyon in the Koolau Mountains. Guided tours are given daily except on holidays. Purchase Hawaiian memorabilia and crafts in the gift shop.
We have been to Oahu seven times and thought we had done everything there was to do on the island.
We had passed by this "Palace" many times on the Pali Highway and always thought about stopping in but never did.
On this trip, we finally stopped by. We were very impressed. We were on the tour for about forty-five minutes and learned much about the culture and history of Hawaii. The docent was Hawaiian born and was extremely informative. She was able to answer all of our questions and also had a good sense of humor. The best part about it was it only cost $5. That's a steal on this island where they gouge you at every corner (Luau's, Parking, Gas, Lodging, Dinner Shows, etc.)
If you are the least bit interested about the Hawaiian history, I would recommend it.
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