Huliheʻe Palace
Hulihe‘e Palace

PARK UPDATES:

[OʻAHU]: UPDATED 11/17/22: Kaʻena Point State Park – We are now accepting the 2023 Kaʻena Point Vehicle Access Permit applications. Please be patient as applications may take longer than the posted 10 days to process.

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is January to mid-February 2023 (Per DOFAW). For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[MAUI] UPDATED 11/2/22: ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed through February, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

Huliheʻe Palace

Hours

OPEN visit the website to book a reservation: daughtersofhawaii.org

Entrance Fee General/Senior/Kama’aina/Military admission fees (check online)

The Hulihe‘e Palace is located in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, on Ali‘i Drive. Once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, today Hulihe‘e Palace is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.

The palace was originally built by High Chief, John Adams Kuakini, Governor of the island of Hawai‘i during the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, out of lava rock. The Palace features beautiful koa wood furniture, ornaments, portraits, tapa, feather work, Hawaiian quilts and artifacts from Hawaii’s royal past. Hulihe‘e Palace consists of six large graciously appointed rooms, two large inviting oceanfront lanai and lovely grounds. Hulihe‘e Palace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

One Sunday out of the month, the Hulihe‘e Palace features an Afternoon at Hulihe‘e Palace, a cultural day with hālau hula. Bring your whole family and celebrate Hawaiian culture on the lawn of the Palace.

The Palace offers:

  • Limited docent-guided tours (additional fee) by reservation Wednesday – Friday.
  • Self-guided tours on Saturday, 10 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.
  • Hosted events, facility rentals, and 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 808-329-1877 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.