Queen Emma Summer Palace
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UPDATE: 10/20/20 - [KAUAI] - Flooding on Kauai has impacted some of our parks. Kokee State Park and others may have limited power & water service. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues.

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10/13/20 - New Park Fees Are In Effect! - Diamond Head State Monument remains CLOSED until further notice.

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9/30/10 - [HAWAII Island] - Coastal and beach State Parks are open as of Oct. 1, 2020.  This includes Hapuna Beach SRA, Kekaha Kai SP, Kiholo SPR (gates will be OPEN), and Mackenzie SRA.

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9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State Beaches and Trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails. Diamond Head remains CLOSED.

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9/24/20 - [OAHU] - Starting Sept. 28, Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED during weekdays for HECO work.

 

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.

Hours

CLOSED

Entrance Fee

$10 – general admission
$8 – seniors (62+), military or

kamaʻaina – with ID
$1 – children (5-17 yrs)
Free –  children under 5 yrs

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.