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Queen Emma Summer Palace
Open Daily 9 am to 4 pm
$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.