Queen Emma Summer Palace
2913 Pali Hwy. Honolulu, HI 96817
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King Kamehameha III's Birthplace
Located at Keauhou Bay, a small enclosure is maintained by the Daughters of Hawai‘i to mark the site of the birth of King Kamehameha III in 1814, the second son of Kamehameha I and Keōpūolani.
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What our visitors say about their experience
From the stately ancient trees in the garden to the casual Hawaiian elegance of the reception room, each detail was exactly what we wanted.
This is a wonderful place to get an introduction to Hawaiian history. The place is beautiful and the docents are marvelous. Kenneth shared his passion and knowledge with us, and the other docent, upstairs, was excellent too. We are now eager to learn more. The gift shop where you buy the tickets is tiny but has some beautiful things. The entire place is serene with lovely views of the bay.RUTH S via TripAdvisor
Our guide was very knowledgeable and so inviting. I am originally from the Islands, but I did not know some things our guide was talking about. She also shared some experiences she had in that house….all good. This is a place to visit and never gets old.PEARLZ808 via TripAdvisor
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Hulihe’e Palace. The docent was very knowledgeable about the history of the ancient Hawaiian artifacts which are housed here as well as the history of the 19th century Hawaiian royalty. I was particularly impressed that the docent was able to relate historical things from this Palace with those of the Iolani Palace which we visited in Honolulu. This was helpful in connecting several historical dots for us.TRAVELINGGOGI via TripAdvisor