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Tour Queen Emmas Palace

      Once the summer home of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha, what has become known as the Summer Palace, Queen Emma’s Palace, or Queen Emma’s Summer Palace is an ideal stop on any site seeing tour in Oahu. Located in Honolulu, the Summer Palace provides a brief but detailed glimpse into the lifestyle of Hawaiian royalty. Just minutes from Waikiki, a side trip to Queen Emma’s Palace is sure to enrich any visit to Oahu.

      Descended from Hawaiian chieftains and an English advisor, Queen Emma’s Palace encompasses design aspects from both Victorian and traditional Hawaiian styles. Within the Summer Palace, one can view a plethora of rare royal trinkets and personal memorabilia previously belonging to Queen Emma. Individuals can take a tour, independent or guided through the royal retreat for less than $10. It makes for a great experience. The Summer Palace is open 7 days a week. The center can also be rented out for special events, such as weddings.

      Queen Emma’s Summer Palace is maintained by the Daughters of Hawaii, a non-profit group dedicated to maintaining and proliferating traditional Hawaiian culture and art. It is also a registered historical landmark. Special exhibits come to the Summer Palace throughout the year, one of the most recent being the personal belongs of Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa. This is said by many to be one of the most expensive and unique collections anywhere of royal Hawaiian artifacts. Queen Emma’s Summer Palace is also home to a host of events held throughout the year. From concerts to historical celebrations and local author book signings, the Summer Palace not only serves to remember the past but enrich the future.