Temporary Closure of Palaces

As directed by Governor Ige on March 17, 2020 regarding visitor attractions and COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Huliheʻe Palace and Queen Emma Summer Palace are temporarily closed to the public. All community events and cultural classes at the Palaces through April 30 have been cancelled or are postponed.


In this period of uncertainty, we are hopeful to resume normal business hours once the risk of COVID-19 subsides. However, we encourage everyone to please check back with us on our website or by calling the Palaces prior to visiting.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees and members has and continues to be of our upmost concern. We encourage everyone in our community and across Hawaiʻi to continue following the guidance set-forth by the Governor of Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the Counties. We encourage all throughout Hawaiʻi and the nation to continue following the guidance set-forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Governor Ige and the Hawaiʻi Department of Health recommend following everyday preventive actions can prevent or slow down the spread of respiratory illness in the community:

  • Practice social distancing
    • Limit social gatherings to groups of 10 people or less to follow CDC guidelines
    • Maintain a distance of approximately 6 feet from others as much as possible
    • Avoid unnecessary close contact with people (e.g., handshakes, aloha kiss)
  • Avoid any discretionary travel
  • Stay home if you are a high-risk individual and take additional precautionary measures
  • If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home
  • Stay home if you start to feel ill
  • Wash your hands often
    • Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
    • Use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household
      cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Get the flu shot


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