Queen Emma Summer Palace


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, museum, and tourist site preserved by the Daughters of Hawai‘i.

Admission to the Palace:
General Admission: $10
Kama‘āina, Military & Seniors: $8
Children 5-17: $1

The Palace is open Sundays 10 AM to 3 PM, Mondays – Saturdays 9 AM to 4 PM. The Palace is 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. We are happy to make alternative arrangements for visitors who have difficulty climbing stairs.  Please call in advance to make arrangements with a Palace staff member.

For information on tours for groups larger than 10, please contact the Queen Emma Summer Palace Docent Coordinator at (808) 595-3167.


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