Queen Emma Summer Palace
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PARK UPDATES: 6/8/22

ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT - As of May 12th, 2022 all out-of-state visitors must have an advanced reservation to enter the park. PUC commercial tour and trolley patrons must have a reservation. Reservations can be made 14 days in advance. Hawaiʻi residents continue to enjoy free access without reservations, but parking entry may depend on availability. 

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Update: 2/1/2021 - Queen Emma Summer Palace is CLOSED except for private tours. Limited participants, dates and times available. Please see the Daughters or Hawaii's webpage for more information.

Hours

CLOSED except for private tours

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.