Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, State Parks
PARK UPDATES: - 1/18/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side is CLOSED due to poor road and weather conditions. The Keawaula gate is also CLOSED. The park is OPEN. Please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe.
12/16/20 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument is now OPEN!
11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.
11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is now OPEN. Restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break.
Queen Emma Summer Palace
8/8/20 - Queen Emma Summer Palace is CLOSED in an effort to reduce the potential spread of Covid-19. The park is planned to open Sept. 4, 2020, pending further State and County measures.
$10 – general admission
kamaʻaina – with ID
Hānaiakamalama (The Southern Cross), or Queen Emma Summer Palace, served as a summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii 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. Queen Emma Summer Palace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
The Palace is open seven days a week, guided tours are offered for a fee, and the palace hosts events, offers facility rentals, and has a gift shop.
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 and talk to a Palace staff member.
The Palace is Administered by the Division of State Parks, but is managed by the Daughters of Hawai‘i under a long term lease.
For more information, please refer to the Daughters of Hawaii webpage.